DCC website

Where am I?  DCC > ALDERLEY EDGE > MINING METHODS > MINING EXTRACTION > BRONZE AGE

MINING

BRONZE AGE TECHNIQUES

Stone hammers illustrated by Charles Roeder

Bronze Age hammerstones. These hammers (illustrated in an article by Charles Roeder) were found in the 19th century but probably date from 2000 to 1500 BC.  Many hundreds have been found and have been distributed around various north west museums as well as acting as door-stoppers and ornaments.  No definitive catalogue has ever been produced. 

The shovel illustrated by Doctor Sainter(Left.)  Wooden shovel.  The recent picture of the 'rediscovered' shovel is elsewhere on this site (see history) but the illustration to the left shows a drawing published in an article by Sainter in the 19th century.  The similarities between the recent photograph and the 100 year old engraving are obvious. 

 

Return to previous page


This website requires cookies for certain operations.  To find out more, see our  Privacy Policy  I accept cookies from this site:   Agree
©Copyright DCC and Nigel Dibben: 2017
Last updated: 07/05/2010
DCC on Facebook (public site) DCC on Twitter Larger text  |  Smaller text  |  Site map