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Axehead

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from Du Bhar, Glengorm, Mull, Inner Hebrides

Axehead
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This bronze axehead was found at Du Bhar in Glengorm on Mull in the Inner Hebrides. It is an example of the most common form of flat bronze axehead from the Early Bronze Age, found throughout Scotland. It dates from between 2250 and 1900 BC.

As with most of the flat axeheads of this shape, this example is without decoration.

A large number of bronze axeheads dating to the Early Bronze Age have been found. Some were clearly everyday objects, used to chop trees and other woodwork. Other were prestige objects, and must have been symbols of power.

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