Polished Axehead, Ness of Brodgar, OrkneyYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
This exquisite Late Neolithic (3200-2400 BC) polished gneiss axehead was found on the Ness Of Brodgar Excavations, Stenness, Orkney, Scotland in 2012. This artefact was discovered in the floor deposits of Structure 14 and appeared to have been deliberately buried as an offering.
The artefact was discovered by Jo Heupel, who joined the excavation team as a student from Willamette University, Oregon. The moment of discovery has featured in National Geographic (August 2014) on the cover of British Archaeology magazine.
This model was produced for a Leverhulme Trust funded project ‘Working stone, making communities: technology and identity on prehistoric Orkney’. This model will feature on a web resource about Orcadian stone tools, which is currently under development.
Excavations directed by Nick Card, ORCA. For more information visit: http://www.orkneyjar.com/archaeology/nessofbrodgar/