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Battle Axe

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1968A1338
Collection:Antiquities - Prehistory
Date:6000 BC - 6000 BC


Battle axes of this type were status symbols of chiefs and important warriors.They are most commonly found in graves together with just a single pot which contained food for the deceased. These people were newcomers to Denmark and they were buried in individual graves in a sleeping position with an earth mound over the top; the previous inhabitants had used communal tombs.

Purchased from the Blackmore Museum, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Further Information

Production Period:Neolithic (8000 BC-5000 BC)
Place of Origin:Denmark
Place of Excavation:Denmark


Height:141 mm