Hand-axe
Palaeolithic flint multi-purpose tool possibly from Charlton Abbots, Gloucestershire. One of the oldest worked tools found in the county. (100 x 59.5mm)
1982.389
Hammer
Mesolithic pebble-hammer or mace-head made from quartzite, the central hole would have been drilled from both sides using sand as an abrasive. From Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire. (82 x 54mm)
1946.57
Flint nodule
Flint is not native to Gloucestershire so small nodules like this would have been traded or exchanged from further south. Possibly Mesolithic from Syreford Mill, Gloucestershire. (diameter 60mm)
1996.98.135
Flint blades
Tiny Mesolithic flint blades, known as microliths, which were mounted in wooden shafts and used as tools or weapons. From Syreford Mill, Gloucestershire. (10-15mm)
1996.98.327
Flint cores
Mesolithic flint cores showing the narrow facets left after tiny blades have been struck from them, found at Whitehall, Sevenhampton Gloucestershire. (diameter 30mm and 24mm)
1978.346
Print
Showing the false entrance at the north end of Belas Knap Neolithic long barrow, Gloucestershire, during the 1863-5 excavations. One of the excavators stands in the foreground whilst a group of visitors approaches over the mound. (310 x 240mm)
1997.1
Print
Showing the Western chamber at the Belas Knap Neolithic long barrow, Gloucestershire, after excavation in 1865. (350 x 260mm)
1996.262.4
Print
Showing the 1865 excavations at the Belas Knap Neolithic long barrow, Gloucestershire. A circle of flat stone slabs was found below the mound which the excavators believed to be the remains of a 'Druid's Altar'. (370 x 280mm)
1996.262.9
Photograph
Showing a front view of two Neolithic human skulls from Belas Knap Long Barrow, photographed whilst in the Cheltenham College Museum collection. The skulls are from the 1863-5 excavations. (165 x 120mm)
1978.715.1.5
Photograph
Showing the 1880 excavations at the West Tump Neolithic long barrow, Gloucestershire, by G.B. Witts. (190 x 140mm)
1996.261.1.2
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