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stone axe

n
1. (Archaeology) a primitive axe made of chipped stone
2. (Tools) a blunt axe used for cutting stone
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He grazed his cattle on these slopes, and he learned to dig for tin when the bronze sword began to supersede the stone axe.
In the centre of the mantel was a stuffed bird-of-paradise, while about the room were scattered gorgeous shells from the southern seas, delicate sprays of coral sprouting from barnacled pi-pi shells and cased in glass, assegais from South Africa, stone axes from New Guinea, huge Alaskan tobacco-pouches beaded with heraldic totem designs, a boomerang from Australia, divers ships in glass bottles, a cannibal kai-kai bowl from the Marquesas, and fragile cabinets from China and the Indies and inlaid with mother-of-pearl and precious woods.
Dr Sherlock, who remembers a stone axe being found there in 1986, said parts of the forest area, which stretches down from Hartlepool, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), so what's found there is protected.
3 million stake in Stone Axe Pastoral, a Wagyu beef agribusiness in Ebor.
While there is no reference to the socioeconomic impact of flooding the Aboriginal stone axe 'market' in south-east Australia with metal axes--and thus, theoretically, crashing the 'price' of greenstone--Lauriston Sharp (1952) observed first-hand the detrimental effect that introducing mass-produced steel axes had on the socioeconomic balance of the Yir Yoront on Cape York, Queensland, under similar circumstances.
The site contains the oldest ground-edge stone axe technology in the world, the oldest known seed-grinding tools in Australia and evidence of finely made stone points which may have served as spear tips," he said, adding "Most striking of all, in a region known for its spectacular rock art, are the huge quantities of ground ochre and evidence of ochre processing found at the site, from the older layer continuing through to the present.
Neolithic stone axe heads were discovered in Bidston (1969) and Caldy (1984).
In the book The Great Divide, geologist Julius von Haast is quoted on his discovery of a stone axe buried five metres underground on the West Coast, underneath what had been a thousand year old beech forest in the mid 1800s.
Mr Jones said there was even a chance the site may have been a stone axe factory, with high-quality stone from Penmaenmawr discovered.
Another stone axe of similar form and size was found in the River RqZe in 1959, just a year after the excavations of the Palanga site and very near to it (Rimantiene 1974, 161).
Finds, suggesting an ancient con-ict, range from int tools and weapons, including arrowheads, awls and scrapers as well as polished stone axe fragments and pottery, dating to around 3,600 BC.
Polished prehistoric stone axe heads: From Framlington and Hexham in Northumberland, Witton Gilbert in Co Durham and Throckley Fell, Newcastle.