Riches of Clare Exhibition - Earth

...to collect, preserve, interpret and display the material culture relating to the history of County Clare, both in the museum building and online,
as an educational resource and a socially inclusive cultural service for the people of Clare and visiting tourists.



Polished Stone Axe

Polished Stone Axes date from the Neolithic or "New Stone Age" (4,000 - 2,000 BC). This axe was found in Ballyportry South, County Clare. The Neolithic people were Irelands first farmers, and domesticated animals and plants which are known to have been introduced by these farmers include cattle, sheep/goats (the bones of these animals were very similar in during the Neolithic), pigs, wheat and barley.

Ref: 1933.1261

Photograph appears courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland

The Neolithic Stone Age
Hammer Mode

Polished Stone Axe 1933:1261
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