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Find of the week

What a find! Last week Tamsin, one of our archaeologists, found this bronze age socketed axe during an evaluation in Hertfordshire.

Socketed axes were developed during the Late Bronze Age, an evolution on the earlier “palstave” type axes which characterised the Middle Bronze Age in Britain and Ireland.

This example has a side loop that probably helped secure the head to its haft, and dates to about 1100 – 800 BC.

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