The Implement Petrology Group is an international network of archaeologists and petrologists who study prehistoric stone axe-heads and related stone tools.
The IPG’s achievements include:
- the coordination of petrological analysis on over 7,500 specimens,
- two conferences on stone axes,
- the publication of three major monographs.
Through its work the group has significantly advanced our understanding of the distribution and significance of axe-heads in the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age.
The group meets twice a year to discuss current research and visit axe production areas and related sites.
- Stonechat, issue 6 | The six issue of the Implement Petrology Group’s newsletter (January 2018).
- Mike Pitts archive online | Detailed information on over 2,000 axeheads now available on this website.
- Stonechat, issue 5 | The fifth issue of the Implement Petrology Group’s newsletter (January 2017).
- Next Meeting, 2017 | 25 February, York
- New grant to IPG | Grant from the Prehistoric Society.