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)
- None recorded
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>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Smith, W C. 1972. 'Second supplement to the catalogue of jade axes from sites in the British Isles', Proc Prehist Soc Vol. 38 1972, p.408-11. Proc Prehist Soc. 408-11. 411.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Clarke, D V. 1969. 'Two jadeite axes and two arrowheads of Antrim porcellanite and Rhum bloodstone from Scotland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 100 1967-8, p.185-8. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 185-8. 185-7; fig. 1 No. 2.
- <1> Collection/Catalogue: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Accession registers. 0002.010.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6680 4550 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||INVERNESS AND BONA|
- POLISHER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13383 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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