Bronze Age Axehead

Photo: Surrey County Council CC BY SA2.0
Object type: Axe
Period: Bronze Age
Primary material: Bronze
Date found: 01/07/2021
Location: Wiltshire


A late Bronze age (c. 1000 – 700 BC) axehead which still has a portion of wood within the socket. The retention of wood within is exceptionally rare, made possible by localised anaerobic conditions in a waterlogged setting. It is probably attributable to the Ewart Park Metalworking Industry, named after a hoard of metalwork found at Ewart Park, Northumberland.

It has been designated a Find of Note: County / local importance