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Adders Bead Or Glain Neidor

Semi transparent almost colourless glass with chevron decoration between plain lines in opaque yellow around edge. Guido, class 11 (c)

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Antler Pick

Antler pick with brow tine

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Arrow Head

Arrow head with laurel leaf - shaped head point

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Arrowhead

Leaf - shaped Neolithic arrowhead found at St Levan

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Arrowhead

Barbed- and -tanged Early Bronze Age arrowhead

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Axe

Fragment of ground axe, reused as a core

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Axe Or Adze

Axe or adze, one face completed, the other face and edges roughed out. Roughened face flat suggesting mounting as an adze

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Axe Or Adze

Butt end of possible adze Modern equivalent is a mattock.

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Axe, Maori

Maori axe with blade polished with the rest pecked, butt flattened, ground all over

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Backed Bladelet

3 Mesolithic backed bladelets from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Base of Stone Crucible

Grey, gritted Medieval base of stone crucible (or some kind of stoneware). Possibly wheel thrown. Marked 'Wicca'

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Battle Axe Stone Age

Incomplete neolithic bronze age battle axe, blade half, hour-glass perforation

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Blade Flake

Mesolithic blade flake from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Blade Flake

Mesolithic blade flake from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Blade Flake

Mesolithic blade flake from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Blade Flake

Mesolithic blade flake from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Blade Flake

Mesolithic blade flake from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Blade Flake

Mesolithic blade flake from a working floor or habitation site at Man's Head, St Ives (west side of peninsula).

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Bronze Age Axe Head

Bronze age axe head found at St Buryan

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Bronze Age Sherd

Fragments of collared urn. 4 sherds, 3 from same pot

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Bronze Age Spear Head

Late pegged spear head, late Bronze Age

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Brooch

Copper alloy Roman brooch with cruciform bow and fantail foot and hinged pin

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Carved Face, Cast Of

Original label reads 'cast of a face carved on a granite boulder found in the north wall of Chypraze Mill, Morvah'. The cast was taken by Colonel FC Hirst in 1934.

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