MHG32563 - Findspot of stone axe - Clava
Chance find of a Neolithic polished stone axe.
Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
Neolithic polished axe reported to SMR by finder Doug Scott on 10/11/2003. He had visited to photograph the stone and found the axe in an area of cattle disturbance in the pasture "about 1m " from the stone.
Axe polished, c13.5cm long x 6.25cm wide, see photos, 2 large chips out of one face and damage to the other side (plough scrape? And smaller chip). Blade edge seems to be worn to one side. <1>
Neolithic polished stone axehead of hornfels. Surface find in 2003 by Mr D Scott in a field E of the Clava cairns. L 136mm x B 63mm x Th 34mm; Wt 372g. Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 97/03) and allocated to Inverness Museum & Art Gallery.
A Saville 2004 <2>
Participants in a local adult education class pointed out that there were duplicate records for this site. All information has been merged into this record. <3>
The location of this find was confirmed with Douglas Scott on 16 June 2011. The above report in <1> is incorrect. Mr Scott found the axe some 4 to 6 metres to the south west of the stone. <4>
See attached TT report. Listed under Acc. No. 2004.034 in the IMAG catalogue. <5> <6> <7>
- <1> SHG23635 Verbal Communication: White, H. Comment by Hilary White, HC Archaeologist. 11/2003.
- <2> SHG24123 Dataset: RCAHMS. 02/2008. Annual update from Canmore. Digital. 273620.
- <3> SHG25318 Dataset/Database File: Workers Education Association. 05/2011. Digital site gazetteer supplied by Culloden WEA Class via Susan Kruse. Yes. MDB. Site 3.
- <5> SHG28370 Text/Record Form: Treasure Trove. 2019. Treasure Trove Artefact Reports for Highland Area 1994-2018. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 97/03.
- <6> SHG28208 Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 97/03.
- <7> SHG25836 Collection/Catalogue: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Accession registers. 2004.034.
|Grid reference||NH 7594 4461 (point) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||CROY AND DALCROSS|
- POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/273620 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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