MHG3792 - Polished Stone Axehead - Caledonian Canal (finds)


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description


A polished greenstone stone axe, measuring 4 3/4" x 2 3/8" across the cutting face, found in Inverness-shire in making the Caledonian Canal, was donated to the Museum of the Society of Aniquaries by Theodore Napier, FSA. Scot., 1910.
PSAS 1910.

(NMS AF 594-5). Axes of polished stone from Inverness-shire, found while digging the Caledonian Canal. (Donated by) Theo. Napier, 1909.
NMS Archaeology Continuation Catalogue.

The two axeheads are listed in the NMS catalogue under Acc. No. AF 594 and AF 595. They were acquired in 1909 from T. Napier. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6500 4000 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH64SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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