MHG6518 - Polished Stone Axehead - Inverarish, Raasay


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Mr Nicholson of 'Eilean Tigh', Inverarnish, Raasay, possesses a fine polished stone axe-head, found by his father on the croft about 20 years ago at NG 555 359.
The implement is of a hard grey siltstone, 4 1/2" long, with a cutting edge 2 1/4" across.
Visited by OS (A S P) 14 June 1961.

Mr Nicholson indicated the find spot at NG 5549 3599.
Visited by OS (R L) 22 September 1971.

Inverness Museum archive files contains a letter of correspondance from Inverness Museum to the finder's son upon receipt of the object from the NMS. It was thought to possibly be from the Scottish axe factory near Killin, Perthshire. Acc. No. 1986.009. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 5549 3599 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG53NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish PORTREE

Finds (1)

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

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