MHG20140 - BA Palstave, 'Ross-Shire'


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

(Low-flanged palstave of Wantage type). 'Ross-shire'. Palstave, smooth and shiny dark brown patina, butt damaged, casting seam visible, untrimmed. Length 166mm, butt 19mm, cutting edge 75mm, weight 492 gms. Mus. Arch. Ethnol. Cambridge (F.B.16, P.B.37).
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

This palstave was catalogued and photographed as part of the North Kessock & District Local History Society and Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH) collaborative 'Feats of Clay' Project, which was focused on Bronze Age metalworking around the Moray Firth. It was assigned a Middle Bronze Age date. <1>

The palstave is listed in Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's catalogue under Acc. No. Z 25050. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 2500 6499 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH26SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

Finds (1)

  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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