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One of Black Basalt the smaller of Grey Porphyry
Circa 2500 BC
Sizes: 21.5cm long - 8½ ins long & 19cm long - 7½ ins long
Ex Private Irish collection
In spite of all these advantages stone tools were only very slowly replaced by metal ones. Indeed, it was not until the last centuries BC when iron, a more abundant metal was introduced that the tradition of stone axes and implements was largely abandoned in Europe.