MHG4622 - Polished stone axes, Dulnain Bridge
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
An axe of indurated sand-stone was presented to the NMAS by Robert H Paterson, S.S.C., in March 1906. The axe, 6 ins long by 2 1/2 ins greatest breadth and polished towards the cutting edge had been found near Dulnain Bridge. <1>
This findspot was included in a desk-based assessment carried out in November 2007 in advance of water main renewal works. Although the findspot would not be affected by the works, it indicates potential for further prehistoric activity in the area. <2>
The NMS catalogue describes this polished axehead as made of weathered Porphyrite, 6 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in., acquired 1906 from R.H. Paterson (Acc. No. AF 577).
The NMS catalogue also includes a second polished stone axehead from Dulnain Bridge. It is described as an axe of fine green Claystone, 2 15/16 x 2 3/16 in., polished, butt imperfect. It was acquired 1888 from the Linn Collection (Acc. No. AF 323). <3>
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1906. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library, with exhibits', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 40 1905-6, p.10-14, 47-52, 133-5, 213-16, 277-8, 342-51. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 10-14, 47-52, 133-5, 213-. 215.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: McCullagh, C and Wood, J. 2007. Desk Based Assessment and Walk-over Survey: Dulnain Bridge Water Main Renewal. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. 28/11/2007. Digital. F23.
- <3> Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. AF 323, AF 577.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 9900 2400 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS|
|Geographical Area||BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY|
- AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15448 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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