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Neolithic Farmers

Neolithic Farmers made & used a variety of tools including arrowheads which were fixed to the end of a shaft & fired from long narrow bows.

Collection Overview

Axeheads were inserted into a hole in a wooden shaft. They were used for practical purposes such as clearing land for farming or to chop down trees to use for building. There is also a belief that polished axe heads may have been status symbols and /or used for ceremonial purposes.

Objects on display in the museum tell us that Neolithic people had a lot of contact with other places and people, which provided opportunities for ideas and objects to be exchanged. One of the axes on display came from the Lake District in the North West of England and the Seamer axe head and knife, though found on Biggar Common originally came from Yorkshire, and the Pitchstone is from the Isle of Arran.

Collection Highlights

Location of collection

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