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Palaeolithic handaxe, found during gravel excavation in South Cerney, near Cirencester

Prehistory

Objects in Prehistory collection

Antler pick

Long barrows were built using stone that was quarried locally with tools like this antler pick, which was found during the excavation of Hazleton North Neolithic Long Barrow, 1979—1982.

Axe

A bronze, looped palstave from the Bronze Age .

Beaker

Decorated Bronze Age beaker excavated from Lechlade in 1995.

Beaker

Decorated Bronze Age beaker excavated from Lechlade in 1995.

Brooch

Complete Iron Age copper alloy brooch .

Ceramic loom weight

Clay loom weight, Iron Age, found at Bourton on the Water.

Daggers

A striking pair of bronze daggers from c.

Glass bead

Blue glass Iron Age bead with white trail decoration .

Gold bead

A gold bead of sheet metal from the late Bronze Age, found at Coberley in 2011 .