In this paper we report on the socketed axe from the Fahnster Tief ast Westerende-Kirchloog (Germany). It was recovered during the construction works for a shipyard, and probably dislocated from the adjacent Fahnster Tief rivulet channel, where it had been deposited in later prehistory. Typologically, the low-placed pellet signals that the socketed axe is of non-local origin. Basing ourselves on the perceivable similarities of the Westerende-Kirchloog to cited examples by Kibbert and the general dating of axes of Plainseau-affinities, a late Late Bronze Age (HaB2/3 or Per. V, c. 925-790 BC) date seems probable. pXRF-analysis of a coring sample (re)discovered at the Groningen Institute of Archaeology showed a low-impurity (only 0.5 %wt Pb) high-tin (c. 14 %wt Sn) bronze alloy, that has few European parallels.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Lunula Archaeologia protohistorica|
|Publication status||Published - 27-Feb-2021|
- late bronze age
- bronze age
- votive deposition
- later prehistory