Information for record number MWA466:
Findspot - Bronze Age axehead near Marston Jabbett

Summary Findspot - a Bronze Age palstave-adze, a type of axehead, was found 500m north east of Marston Jabbett.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Middle Bronze Age (1600 BC - 1201 BC)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Nuneaton and Bedworth
District: Nuneaton and Bedworth, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 37 88
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 A palstave-adze found during September 1966 between Coventry and Nuneaton. It lay just under the ground surface in a thin layer of apparently old canal dredging sludge at the above grid reference. An intensive search was made for other artefacts but none were found.
2 The Warwick Museum Record Card records that the adze was found in March 1963 during foundation laying for house building. The adze is 14.25 cm, long 24 cm across the stopridge, 2.2 cm wide across the cutting edge.
3 The two references contradict each other and it is uncertain which is correct.
5 Correspondence.
6 Drawing.
7 Notes about the record from the 1960s.

Source No: 5
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Bronze Age palstave from Marston Jabbett
Author/originator: Mr. Z. Harras
Date: 1963-6-
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Source No: 6
Source Type: Drawing
Title: Bronze Age palstave found in Marston Jabbett
Author/originator: WM
Date: 1963
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: Bronze Age Palstave from Marston Jabbett
Author/originator: Zac Harras
Date: 1963
Page Number: 1117
Volume/Sheet: Accession Card
Source No: 7
Source Type: Note
Title: Bronze Age palstave found in Marston Jabbett
Author/originator: WM
Date: 1960s
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: SMR card : text
Author/originator: JMG
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Serial
Title: TBAS vol 84
Author/originator: Hobley B
Date: 1967
Page Number: 180
Volume/Sheet: 84
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 SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
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 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 LAYER * An archaeological unit of soil in a horizontal plane which may seal features or be cut through by other features. back
monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument CANAL * An artificial navigable waterway used for the transportation of goods. Nowadays also used for recreational purposes. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument MUSEUM * A building, group of buildings or space within a building, where objects of value such as works of art, antiquities, scientific specimens, or other artefacts are housed and displayed. back

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