MHG12074 - Neo Axe, from Railway, Rhianbreck


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A polished kaolin axe from Rhianbreck (NC 599 048) Lairg, was donated to the NMAS by Dr Arthur Mitchell. It came from diggings in connection with the railway in 1867. In its incomplete state - a portion being broken off the butt end - it measures 6ins long.
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1878.

Donated to the NMS in 1877. Axe of Kaolin-like Stone, 6 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 1 1/2", oval in cross-section. Acc. No. AF 17. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 5990 0480 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC50SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

Finds (1)

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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