Neolithic manufacture of antler axes at
Brzesc Kujawski, Poland
ABSTRACT: Antler axes, sometimes referred to as "T-axes",
appear on Neolithic sites across north-central Europe. These axes are
normally found as finished products in burials or without provenience.
Pits excavated in 1982 at Brzesc Kujawski, Poland, yielded manufacturing
scrap and semi-finished antler axes that permitted the reconstruction of
the manufacturing sequence of these artifacts. The location and context
of these finds have also led to reflections about the role of antler
axes in Neolithic economy and society in north-central Europe.