Bronze Age Socketed Gouge

£ 100.00

A narrow cast gouge with C -shaped cutting edge and slightly flared tubular socket. Traces of the casting are visible to the sides.

Date: Circa 1200 - 800 BC
Period: Middle Bronze Age
Provenance: Ex Alexander Cotton collection, 1970s.
Condition: Very good condition.


SKU: ES-19180 Category: Tag:

European Bronze Age farmers differed from their stone-cutting predecessors – they used horses and chariots to work; kept flocks of sheep for woollen clothing; and used bronze as a standard commodity of exchange.

Technological development was rapid; the manufacture of tools and weapons increased; and specialised equipment emerged for shaving, woodworking, and metalworking.

A gouge is essentially a chisel with a concave blade, and would most likely have been used for carpentry.

To discover more about Celtic culture, please visit our relevant blog post: Bronze Age Britain.


Weight 39.4 g
Dimensions L 5 cm


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