Early Bronze Age Flat Axe


A copper alloy trapezoidal axe with slightly dished butt; a thin, rectangular section slightly thickened at the edges; and quite sharp, rounded cutting edge. The axe displays a medium green patina.

Date: Circa 2000 - 1600 BC
Period: Early Bronze Age
Condition: Complete and intact, slightly irregular cutting edge.


SKU: AS-1850 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. Axes such as this one would have been used primarily for clearing woodland and for shaping timber, but would also have proved useful in battles.


Weight 156.3 g
Dimensions L 14.3 x W 6 cm


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