[[Ficheiro:Feuersteinaxt.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Eixo da [[Idade da Pedra]].]]
The rough-outs were traded over a wide area, and were often polished at their destination. Polishing strengthens the final product, making the axe-head last longer. The axes were used initially for forest clearance during the early [[Neolithic]] period, and for shaping wood for structural applications, such as timber for huts and canoes.
[[Image:Grimesgraves2.jpg|thumb|right|100px|Deer antler pick]]
The site is comparable with [[Grimes Graves]] and [[Cissbury]] in [[Great Britain|Britain]], which were also sources of flint. Other hard rocks were used for making polished [[stone axe]]s however. There are many locations in Britain where fine-grained igneous or metamorphic rocks were collected from [[scree]]s or mined opencast, then roughed out locally before trading on to other parts of the country. Examples include the [[Langdale axe industry]], [[Penmaenmawr]] and [[Tievebulliagh]].