MHG7060 - Hoard, Woodend
Bronze Age hoard
Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
A MBA hoard consisting of a fragment of a looped and socketed spearhead, a socketed hammer and an anvil all of bronze, was found about 1945 by a Canadian soldier, on the edge of Inshoch Wood (NH 955 580) near Woodend (NH 9465 5774), and was donated to Inverness Museum. It is dated to the Glentrool phase, from 1100 BC, and may be part of a founder's hoard and tools. There are casts of the hammer and anvil in NMAS.
V G Childe 1948; J M Coles 1966; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1946
No further information.
Visited by OS (RL) 11 December 1970
Information from ARCH Community Timeline Project: Auldearn. Also known as the Inshoch Wood Hoard. <1>
This hoard was catalogued and photographed as part of the North Kessock & District Local History Society and Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH) collaborative 'Feats of Clay' Project, which was focused on Bronze Age metalworking around the Moray Firth. The find circumstances are not known and the spearhead was donated in 1928. It was assigned a Middle Bronze Age date. <2>
There is a cast of a socketed spearhead from Inshoch wood, which it likely to be the spearhead referred to here, listed in the NMS catalogue under Acc. No. DQ 366. <3>
The spearhead is listed under 1944.004 in the Inverness Museum catalogue. <4>
- --- SHG1477 Text/Publication/Article: Coles, J M. 1966. 'Scottish Middle Bronze Age metalwork', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 97 1963-4, p.82-156. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 82-156. 154.
- --- SHG28023 Text/Publication/Volume: Davis, R.. 2012. 'The Early and Middle Bronze Age Spearheads of Britain' Prähistorische Bronzefunde v, band 5. Volume 5. 77 (285).
- --- SHG28025 Text/Publication/Volume: Davis, R.. 2015. 'The Late Bronze Age Spearheads of Britain' Prähistorische Bronzefunde v, band 7. Volume 5. 77 (285).
- --- SHG30 Text/Publication/Article: Childe, V G. 1948. 'A bronze worker's anvil and other tools recently acquired by the Inverness Museum, with a note on another Scottish anvil', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, Vol 80 (1945-46), pp 8-11. pp. 8-11, fig. 1, pl. 1.
- --- SHG577 Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1946. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and library', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 79 1944-5, p.175-84. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 175-84. 180.
- <1> SHG25449 Collection/Project Archive: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 08/2011. Digital site gazetteer and archive for ARCH Community Timeline Project: Auldearn. Yes. Site 8.
- <2> SHG28012 Text/Publication/Monograph: Clark, G., Cowie, T. & Kruse, S. 2017. Feats of Clay. Cat. No. 77, 80-1, H6.
- <3> SHG28278 Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. DQ 366.
- <4> SHG25836 Collection/Catalogue: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Accession registers. 1944.004.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 9465 5774 (4m by 4m)|
- HOARD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- SPEARHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- HAMMER (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- ANVIL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- CAST (Undated)
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Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (2)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15542 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
- https://www.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=000-000-597-561-C& (Link to online SCRAN record)
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