MHG61624 - Handaxe - Newmore, Mulbuie
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT? (Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 8001 BC)
- None recorded
A flint object resembling a palaeolithic handaxe from Mulbuie is listed in the NMS catalogue. It is listed under Acc. No. AB 3035. <1>
The handaxe is discussed in Alan Savilles 1997 PSAS article on Scottish handaxes. It is described as having been found at Newmore, in a derelict croft in 1990. The finder assumed it must have been found in a local field by the late crofter. However, the character of the handaxe (which had lost its tip) suggested southern Britain or Northern France, and is it is unlikely that is is from the Black Isle. It original provenance is therefore unknown. See published article for description and sketch. <2>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Saville, A. 1997. Palaeolithic handaxes in Scotland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. 1-16. Online. pp. 9. XY
- <1> Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. AB 3035.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5440 5230 (60m by 60m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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