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

This axe dates from the Neolithic, and was found at Caherconnell, County Clare. Porcellanite, which was a favoured raw material, only occurs in Ireland in County Antrim. However, porcellanite axes have been found throughout the country and were also traded abroad to neolithic groups living in Britain.

Ref: 1958:111

Photograph appears courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland

Neolithic Britain: The Neolithic Era (4000 - 2500 B.C.)
Hammer Mode

Polished Stone Axe 1958:111
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