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Magic mountain yields jade axes

A nice article about the three-year project, JADE, which has investigated the production, distribution, use and meaning of Neolithic jade axeheads.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
15th June 2009ce

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There's some more here, Fitz

I do like this idea of some far off magic green mountain where the axes come from. An ordinary axe would have enough status, but one as lovely and unusual as a jade one would surely have plenty more, and a mysteriousness at that. (Faintly reminds me of how modern-day ufo believers like to find materials the aliens have left behind that 'can't possibly' have come from earth.)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th June 2009ce
Absoluteley amazing.

Thanks for posting these
Posted by Gwass
17th June 2009ce
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