MHG3831 - File or Polishers and Stone Axehead Fragments - Inverness Railway Station


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Area NH 668 455. A neolithic file or polisher, and the top of a polished stone axe, found when digging the foundations of a railway stores building at Inverness, is in Inverness Museum (no acc. no.).
Visited by OS (J L D) 31 March 1960.

Analysis of a thin section of this axe fragment shows that it is of jadeite. It is probably of Campbell Smith's Type Ia. In Inverness Public Library.
D V Clarke 1969; W C Smith 1974.

A jadeite fragment from Inverness Railway Stores is listed under Acc. No. 0002.010 in the Inverness Museum catalogue. It is likely to be the fragment of axehead referred to above. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6680 4550 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH64NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (2)

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

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