11th-8th c BCE European Bronze age Industrial Arts
BRONZE AGE Anonymous
(c. 2000 BCE - c. 500 BCE)
1100 BCE-700 BCE
11th-8th c BCE
Poitiers. Musée Sainte-Croix.
These early ax heads were case to bronze, the alloy of copper and tin. They are called Socketed Celts, a term you don't need to know, but you can see the sockets on the axes on the upper row. Wooden handles were inserted in the slots and firmly attached by raw-hide thongs.
Since these tools held a sharp edge for a good length of time, they were extremely useful for many tasks of the early farmers, whether cutting trees and shaping them or digging holes in the ground. They were very much prized and large deposits have been found, quite possibly buried when their owners were afraid of attack.
BRONZE AGE | Axe Heads. | 1100 BCE-700 BCE | European |
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