MHG20140 - BA Palstave, 'Ross-Shire'
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
(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>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Coles, J M. 1966. 'Scottish Middle Bronze Age metalwork', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 97 1963-4, p.82-156. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 82-156. 138.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Schmidt and Burgess, P K and C B. 1981. 'The axes of Scotland and Northern England', Prahistorische Bronzefunde Vol. 9. Prahistorische Bronzefunde. 135, no. 802.
- <1> Text/Publication/Monograph: Clark, G., Cowie, T. & Kruse, S. 2017. Feats of Clay. Cat. No. 65.
- <2> Collection/Finds Collection: 2020. Finds Collection from Highland Area in Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Z 25050.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 2500 6499 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/96883 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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