Archaeological Collection

Stone axeheads

Stone axeheads
Item name:Stone axeheads
Dating:3rd millennium BC
Findspot:River Ljubljanica between Špica and the Prule Bridge
On display:The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads


The six stone axeheads from serpentinite originate from the Ljubljanica between Špica and the Prule Bridge, like the daggers and arrowheads in Fig. 182. The axe in the centre broke at the ear already in the Copper Age, which caused an additional hole to be drilled and the axe rehafted.


1.Shaft-hole axe, stone, l. 15.2 cm, inv. no. B 5882.
2. Shaft-hole axe, stone, l. 10.9 cm, inv. no. B 5877b.
3. Shaft-hole axe, stone, l. 9.7 cm, inv. no. B 5957.
4. Shaft-hole axe, stone, l. 9.3 cm, inv. no. B 5878.
5. Shaft-hole axe, stone, l. 11.6 cm, inv. no. B 5960.
6. Shaft-hole axe, stone, l. 8.6 cm, inv. no. B 5879.

Further reading

Turk, Peter and Turk, Matija, 2019: The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads, Ljubljana, Fig. 183, pp. 142, 246.

On display in the Permanent Exhibition