Resources

Online resources which provide introductions or specialist information related to stone axe studies.

The Mike Pitts Neolithic Axehead Archive

Comprising records of over 2,000 stone and flint implements, mostly axeheads, from museum collections in England and Wales.

Stone Axe Studies volume 1
Originally published by the Council for British Archaeology in 1977, the volume is now available free as pdf’s from the website of the Archaeology Data Service.

Contains seminal papers on the chronology of stone axe use, typology, distribution, and experimental replication.

Stone Axe Studies volume 2
Originally published by the Council for British Archaeology in 1988, now available as free pdf’s from the website of the Archaeology Data Service.

Contains discussion of the results of petrological analysis undertaken across Britain and Ireland to that date.

Implement Petrology Database
Available free as a text file from the website of the Archaeology Data Service.

Contains the provenance and petrological identifications of all stone axes and related objects undertaken across Britain and Ireland to that date.

Internet Archaeology volume 26
A special Implement Petrology themed volume containing papers from the 2007 International conference at York University.

Summaries available free, individual articles £12.50, full volume £39.50 (prices correct at 4/2/2011).