Information for record number MWA1088:
Mesolithic macehead 400m NE of Danzey Green

Summary Findspot - a mace head, dating to the Mesolithic period, was found 400m north east of Danzey Green.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Mesolithic (10000 BC - 4001 BC)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Tanworth in Arden
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 12 69
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Supposed Neolithic hammer stone discovered on Lilly Hill in 1922 in the bed of a stream quite recently washed down from the bank. It is a fine grained quartzite pebble 9.5 cm long and 7.5 cm wide, slightly pear shaped and 2.5 cm thick. A hole has been bored as near as possible to the centre. The hole is 1.25 cm in diameter and 'countersunk' on each side. Both ends - particularly the pointed end - are worn by use.
3 The find is Mesolithic rather than Neolithic and is a perforated macehead.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: TBAS vol 50
Author/originator: Shotton FW
Date: 1924
Page Number: 59-60
Volume/Sheet: 50
Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Gazetteer of Meso Sites
Author/originator: Wymer J J
Date: 1977
Page Number: 330
Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: TBAS vol 58 Stone Implements of Warwickshire
Author/originator: Shotton FW
Date: 1934
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 58
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source TBAS Transactions of the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society is a journal produced by the society annually. It contains articles about archaeological field work that has taken place in Birmingham and Warwickshire in previous years. Copies of the journal are kept by the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Mesolithic About 10,000 BC to 4001 BC

Mesolithic means 'Middle Stone Age'. It is the period that comes between the Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age) and the Neolithic (New Stone Age).

The Mesolithic period is a period of transition from the way people were living during the Palaeolithic period as hunter-gatherers to the development of farming in the Neolithic period.
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period Neolithic About 4000 BC to 2351 BC

The word ‘Neolithic’ means ‘New Stone Age’. Archaeologists split up the Neolithic period into three phases; early, middle and late. The Neolithic period comes after the Mesolithic period and before the Bronze Age.

People in the Neolithic period hunted and gathered food as their ancestors had but they were also began to farm. They kept animals and grew crops. This meant that they were able to settle more permanently in one location instead of constantly moving from place to place to look for food.
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument HAMMER * A machine in which a heavy block of metal is used for beating, breaking or driving something. back
monument STREAM * A natural flow or current of water issuing from a source. back

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