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Axehead

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from Callander area, Perthshire

Axehead
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This bronze axehead was found near Callander in Perthshire. It dates from around 1400 to 1150 BC.

The long, narrow axehead has high cast flanges.

Bronze Age axeheads were hafted in L-shaped pieces of wood. The short arm was split to hold the axehead which was then tied into position. The flanges helped stop the axehead from slipping sideways in the haft while the stop-ridge prevented the haft from slipping down the tool.

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