Stonehenge Macehead

Late Neolithic, 3,000–2,500BC

Polished macehead made from gneiss found associated with a cremation burial (human ashes) at Stonehenge. The stone it is made from probably came from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. It was a highly prestigous object that would have been highly valued by its original owner.

Finds from Stonehenge are featured in this behind the scenes tour on YouTube.

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Of particular significance in the collection are the relics of the ancient guilds of Salisbury.

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