Roy Adkins, Ralph Jackson: Neolithic stone and flint axes from the River Thames. An illustrated corpus (1978)


British Museum, Department of Prehistoric and Romano-British Antiquities. Paperback. 72pp, inc. 3 figs + 365 plates, cloth spine card, A4. Adkins writes: “This A4 monograph was written by Roy Adkins with Dr Ralph Jackson of the British Museum and was published as the museum’s very first occasional paper (ISBN 0861590007). Numerous Neolithic axes, several thousand years old, have been found in the River Thames, quite often discovered through dredging. Some were deliberately deposited for ritual reasons, others were accidentally lost, and the purpose of this publication was to discuss these finds and give a catalogue, as well as scale drawings of all the axes. It has 64 pages of text and a further 84 pages of illustrations of the actual axes in museums”.

Condition: Used – Very Good. Front cover has several minor stains & is inscribed A.M. ApSimon. ISBN: 0861590007/978-0861590001. Box 10

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From the library of the archaeologist Arthur ApSimon (1927-2019). Reminiscences and obituaries in Salon (Society of Antiquaries), Mike Pitts’ Digging Deeper, Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelæological Society, Cornish Archaeology (paywall).

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A watercolour of Stonehenge by the young Arthur ApSimon.