Polished stone axe heads MYD36691 (c) YDNPA, 2023
These two polished stone axe heads are characteristic of the Neolithic period. Such axes were highly prized and sometimes travelled great distances from the source of their stone. These examples may have come from the axe factories at Great Langdale in the Lake District. Wensleydale provided a corridor east for the trade of Langdale polished axe heads. Both axes are on display at the Dales Countryside Museum.
Location Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes (usually on permanent display). Open daily. Contact email@example.com for details of charges and opening times.
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