Circulation of Neolithic Stone and Flint Axes: A Case Study from Wales and the Mid-West of England

Authors: Darvill, T.

Journal: Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society

Volume: 55

Pages: 27-43

eISSN: 2050-2729

ISSN: 0079-497X

DOI: 10.1017/S0079497X00005338


This paper examines the distribution of stone and flint axes in Wales and the mid-west of England based on systematically collected data. Typological variations within the category of implements generally known as axes are discussed, and the distribution of the largest group, true axes, analysed. Three types of distribution are identified: Regional distribution, local distribution and waterborne distribution. Proximity of source is shown to play a major role in the frequency and range of axes present in any given area. © 1989, The Prehistoric Society. All rights reserved.

Source: Scopus

Preferred by: Timothy Darvill