An Early Bronze Age flat axe

Dot Boughton showing finders a flat axe from Lancashire

Dot Boughton showing finders a flat axe from Lancashire

Hi,

this is my first post and I think what’ll be doing today (mostly) is axes! I have some finds to write up (will tell you about those later) and a flat axe to record, though I might not get the record done as report deadlines are looming, too, eeeeeek!

I gave a talk at South Ribble Museum last week and a member of the public handed in this flat axe (see image) which two of my metal detectorists (who came to the talk) and I discussed at great length. The axe was found in the Charnock Richards area, but the Iain and Sheila normally go detecting in the Chorley area and although they have found loads of lovely Roman and medieval artefacts, Bronze Age artefacts have so far been scarce!