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

The purpose of polishing stone axes was to make them last longer. They were used to fell trees during the Neolithic in order to clear land for farming. The stone age peoples of Ireland were expert in making tools from stone, with Flint and Chert being the most commonly used raw material. This axe comes from Caherconnell, County Clare.

Ref: 1958:110

Photograph appears courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland

Hammer Mode

Polished Stone Axe 1958:110
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