Information for record number MWA2880:
Findspot - Neolithic stone axe

Summary Findspot - a Neolithic stone axe was found 500m south east of Gibbet Hill.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Early Neolithic - Early Bronze Age (4000 BC - 2351 BC)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Stoneleigh
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 31 74
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Neolithic axe of Graig Llwyd felsite with ground cutting edge found in 1934 in a ploughed field, 1083m S, 35 degrees E, of Gibbet Hill crossroads.
2 Axe found in February 1933. It may have been rechipped from a larger, more completely ground implement.
3 9/c; Group VII.
4 Noted in gazetteer.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Serial
Title: TBAS vol 58
Author/originator: Shotton F W
Date: 1934
Page Number: 43-4
Volume/Sheet: 58
Source No: 3
Source Type: Serial
Title: PCNHSS vol 2 no 3
Author/originator: Shotton F W
Date: 1949
Page Number: 78
Volume/Sheet: 2:3
Source No: 1
Source Type: Serial
Title: PCNHSS vol 1 no 6
Author/originator: Wright J A and Shotton F W
Date: 1935
Page Number: 116
Volume/Sheet: 1:6
Source No: 4
Source Type: Serial
Title: TBAS vol 86
Author/originator: Thomas N
Date: 1974
Page Number: 32
Volume/Sheet: 86
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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 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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period Bronze Age About 2500 BC to 700 BC

The Bronze Age comes after the Neolithic period and before the Iron Age.

The day to day life of people in the Bronze Age probably changed little from how their ancestors had lived during the Neolithic period. They still lived in farmsteads, growing crops and rearing animals.

During the Bronze Age people discovered how to use bronze, an alloy of tin and copper (hence the name that has given to this era). They used it to make their tools and other objects, although they continued to use flint and a range of organic materials as well. A range of bronze axes, palstaves and spears has been found in Warwickshire.
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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 CROSSROADS * A road junction where two (or occasionally more) roads cross each other. back
monument GIBBET * An upright post with projecting arm from which the body of a criminal would be hung in chains after execution. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back

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