Polished ax


Conjunto Arqueológico de Cástulo

Conjunto Arqueológico de Cástulo

On the ground surface, the blade of a robust and compact ax, made of green diorite was found. This hard and dark rock was buffed until it had a curved edge and shiny. In Castulo, these axes can be dated back to the Bronze Age and Copper (III and II millennium B.C.).

It was obtained from a particularly hard stone, and we can imagine a patient abrasion work until it had a symmetrical and solid piece with a carefully polished surface. This knowledge appear in the Neolithic and last until the end of the Bronze Age.

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  • Title: Polished ax
  • Date Created: -2250/-1500
  • Location: Archaeological Museum of Linares
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 12.8 cm Width: 5.8 cm Thickness: 3.9 cm Weight: 0.55 kg
  • Provenance: Castulo
  • Medium: Diorite