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Sat, 05 Sept


Berrycroft Hub

Bronze Age Flanged Axe Casting Workshop

Discover how some the earliest metal tools were produced in prehistoric Britain...

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Bronze Age Flanged Axe Casting Workshop
Bronze Age Flanged Axe Casting Workshop

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05 Sept 2020, 10:00 – 16:00

Berrycroft Hub, Ashbury, Swindon SN6 8LX, UK


The flaring blade of the flanged axe is another iconic tool from prehistory, it appears as both artefacts and in rock art at Stonehenge. Their tools were often highly decorated, suggesting a close relationship with its owner. Workshop attendees will prepare their own mould, before working the leather bellows on the charcoal fuelled furnace to melt copper and tin. They will then cast the liquid metal into their prepared moulds to produce a replica early bronze age axe head to take home at the end of the day.

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