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A pleasant and nicely worked Mesolithic flint "Tranchet" Adze, St.Albans, Herts.
A pleasant and nicely worked Mesolithic flint
A pleasant and nicely worked Mesolithic flint A pleasant and nicely worked Mesolithic flint A pleasant and nicely worked Mesolithic flint A pleasant and nicely worked Mesolithic flint
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c.8000 - 6000 B.C. An excellent Mesolithic flint "Tranchet" Adze found near St.Albans, Hertfordshire many years back and from an old Norfolk collection. Expertly fashioned from a pleasant banded white/cream coloured flint. Unifacial with flat underside but well worked on upper surface to form side blade edges and functional digging point. This Adze would have been hafted into an "L" shaped wooden handle with Adze facing rearwards and mounted so that the blade edge lay horizontally and it would have most likely been used to craft wood, being used for digging furrows, hollowing out and the fabrication of other large wooden wooden items. A lovely example, totally intact with nice surfaces and a some iron oxide highlights adding to its patination. Good blade edge and point with pleasant overall surface ageing and patination, 90mm long x 30mm wide x 23mm thick.