Neolithic Polished Flint Axes from Grimes Graves, Norfolk

These stone tools are Early Neolithic polished flint axes from Grimes Graves flint mines in Norfolk. Neolithic people made stone and flint axes in a different way to Mesolithic people. After using hammer stones to knap a nodule and produce a rough shape, the axes were ground or polished to produce a sharp edge and the smooth shape shown here.These axes were mounted onto wooden handles and could be used for chopping and cutting.


Norfolk Weeting


Prehistoric (to AD42)


neolithic flint tool axe stone age