MHG13886 - Stone Axeheads - Skye


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

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Grid reference Centred NG 4500 3000 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG43SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish BRACADALE

Finds (1)

  • AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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