|Volgograd Oblast (Russia Trek.org)|
|Battle Axe, British Museum 1964,1201.1474AN780948001 (FI-000918735)|
One of the more intriguing aspects to the third millennium of temperate Europe is the creation of new anthropogenic biomes. It appears that people were opening up the canopies with axes and burning the understory, most likely to encourage perennial grasses. The high esteem of the socketed axe in the CWC can be partly understood within this context. It wasn't just a tool, it was the equivalent of a plow for the herdsman.
|Where's the Forrest? Salsbury Plain (Visit Wiltshire)|