A lecture entitled, The green treasures from the magic mountains: the ‘life story’ of the magnificent Neolithic axehead from Breamore, will be given by Alison Sheridan at Devizes Town Hall, Wiltshire, from 7:00 pm on Tuesday, 15 June 2010.

“The ‘magnificant’ Neolithic jadeitite axehead was found at Breamore, just across the Wiltshire border in Hampshire, although its exact findspot is not known. Before being acquired by the Museum in 1916 it had been used as a paper knife – but because it tore more leaves than it cut it was thrown out of a window! It fell on a stone and the end was chipped.”

The Breamore axehead is on display at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes. More here –

http://www.wiltshireheritage.org.uk/events/index.php?Action=2&thID=515&prev=1 and here –

https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/a-history-of-the-world-in-100-objects-jade-axe/