MHG4311 - Cairn and Polished Stone Axehead - Onich


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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NN06SW 1 c. 02 61.

A polished axe of veined slate (4" x 2 1/4") was found at Onich, Nether Lochaber, c.1750, when a large cairn was being removed. It was situated about the centre of the present crofts, halfway between the present road and the sea. Presented to the NMAS in 1890. (Acc No: AF 393)
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1890.

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Visited by OS (R L) 6 May 1970.

This axe has been petrologically attributed to group VI (epidotized intermediate tuff of the Borrowdale Volcanic Series from the Great Langdale and Scafell areas of Cumbria).
T H McK Clough and W A Cummins 1988.

Listed in the NMS catalogue under Acc. No. 393. It was acquired in 1890 from Rev. Alexander Stuart. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NN 0199 6099 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NN06SW
Civil Parish KILMALLIE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Finds (1)

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

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