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Figure 5: Flint Adze blade from Hasholme Carr Farm, Holme-on-Spalding Moor. L. 18.2 cm, 4 cm across the cutting edge. The quality of workmanship relates this adze to the exotic, specialized, broad-butted 'Duggleby' adzes and 'Seamer' axes (Manby 1974, 98-100). However, its squarish cutting edge contrasts with the semi-circular cutting edges of the Duggleby and Seamer types. The delicate nature of the Hasholme example and its fine polished finish place it within the prestigious class of Later Neolithic flint working (Manby forthcoming).
Figure 5