MHG13886 - Stone Axeheads - Skye
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
NG43SE 2 unlocated.
Three stone axes listed from Skye without further information or exact provenance.
1. Axe of Jasper, 3x2 ins. (Acc. No. AF 82)
2. Axe, 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 ins. (Acc. No. AF 83)
3. Axe, 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 ins. (Acc. No. 92?)
All in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS).
NMAS 1892; RCAHMS 1928.
The parish assigned to this record is arbitrary. The findspot could not be located.
Information from RCAHMS (LMcC) 22 January 2009
The axeheads are listed in the NMS catalogue. The axehead listed under AF 82 is made of jasper and was acquired in 1831 from J. Tolmie. The axehead listed under AF 83 is made of greenstone and acquired in 1781 from Rev. D. MacQueen. The axehead listed under AF 92 is made of clay slate. <1>
- --- Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). 11256.
- <1> Dataset/Database File: National Museums of Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums of Scotland. Digital. AF 82-3, AF 92.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 4500 3000 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
- AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/11256/skye (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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