Perforated object, Mesolithic or Neolithic mace head or pebble hammer fashioned from a naturally water worn pebble of mid-brown Quartzite with an hour glass perforation pecked and drilled from both sides. The hole measure 32mm diameter on one face and 26mm on the other, and narrows to 12mm at the centre. There are some areas of wear to the edges though this may be due to natural forces. A rather large example from Norfolk found at Bawdeswell is recorded on the PAS database (NMS-F78EB4).
The function of these 'mace heads' is enigmatic with interpretations ranging from symbols of power or status to digging stick weights, fishing sinkers or even bolas stones.
Measuring 75 x 71 x 39.5mm.
Length: 75 mm
Width: 71 mm
Thickness: 39.5 mm
Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
Parish or ward: Necton (Civil Parish)
Каменная сверленая мотыжка, Ровенская обл