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Bronze Age Axehead found near Wolstonbury - 4/5/2012

Cor, wish I'd found that!
danielspaniel Posted by danielspaniel
15th November 2012ce
Edited 16th November 2012ce

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"This axehead was discovered within a short distance of Wolstonbury Hill, a well-known Bronze Age site. Within the axehead, cartridges were found which suggests perhaps that this object has been discovered previously and re-interred in nearby soil. It is therefore possible that this axehead comes directly from the Wolstonbury site. It was discovered by a Friend of Wolstonbury and reliquished to the Wolstonbury Trust for keeping as part of the collection."

What does that even mean. Cartridges? What like gun cartridges?? Which presumably got in there by accident when it was reburied? And the person was reburying it because... what, they were going to come back for it and pretend they'd found it there all along, not in the site? or they felt guilty and wanted rid of it? or it brought them Bad Luck and they had to return it like something out of a horror film??
the mind boggles. But something isn't right is it. It would indeed be nice to find such a thing. But not so good if that originally meant indiscriminately hoiking it out of the ground after sneaking around a scheduled site with a metal detector. (pure speculation, obviously)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th November 2012ce
This does seem a little odd doesn't and why rebury it indeed? Any one of the above reasons and more I suspect.
I am not even convinced it is really BA/EIA as its method of manufacture doesn't look right to me, could it be a fake I wonder (I am no expert by the way)?
scubi63 Posted by scubi63
16th November 2012ce
Rabbits, hares, moles and badgers and even worms can move all sorts under the ground and they're moving stuff around below the ground that we can't see [maybe a mole had a axe/bullet collection going on!!!], it's a awful lot of trouble to make one [and for what reason, they're not worth enough to make one]. bladup Posted by bladup
16th November 2012ce
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