Non-destructive provenancing of bluestone axe-heads in Britain

Williams-Thorpe, Olwen; Potts, P. J. and Jones, M. C. (2004). Non-destructive provenancing of bluestone axe-heads in Britain. Antiquity, 78(300) pp. 359–379.

URL: http://antiquity.ac.uk/ant/078/Ant0780359.htm

Abstract

The authors present a new procedure for discovering where stone artefacts come from without having to cut a slice through them. The method is tested on axes of spotted dolerite bluestone from Preseli in Wales, source of monoliths at Stonehenge.

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