objects in the Thurrock Museum is a stone age
cleaver from Belhus Park.
Cleavers are made from a core, like
hand-axes, or from a large flake. These are well
designed, versatile tools that would have been
used for butchering animals, smashing bones,
cutting up vegetables and plant foods, chopping
down trees and for wood-working.
This particular cleaver was
found in Belhus Park, Aveley. The 50 pence piece
shows the size of the cleaver.
The museum has 26
including portraits and topographical works
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