Axe and spear heads are another example of items which more commonly found from this period. The type of stone they were made out of was carefully selected for its durability and so the heads survive long after the wooden shafts and handles have rotted away.
An outcrop of picrite rock at Hyssington was used and there is evidence of an axe factory there. Axe heads were traded long distances along routes such as Portway. In the Bronze Age metal working was developed but bronze was a relatively soft metal, so stone and flint implements were still used.