MHG7898 - Polished Axe, Blar Nan Ceann
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
A large, Neolithic, polished stone axe of Cumbrian type, 11.6" long, was found c1860 near Blar na Ceann (Blar nan Ceann: NH 476 577) Strathpeffer, and was donated to the NMAS by Alex Walker, FSA Scot, in 1948-9 (Acc No: AF 898).
Probably originating in Lake District, it is thought to have reached this area by trade.
Proc Soc Antiq Soc 1951; C L Fell 1964
- --- Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. AF 898.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Fell, C I. 1964. 'The Cumbrian type of polished stone axe and its distribution in Britain'', Proc Prehist Soc Vol. 30 1964, p.39-55. Proc Prehist Soc. 39-55. 44, 54.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1951. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 83 1948-9, p.229-33, 241-8. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 229-33, 241-8. 229-33, 241-8.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 4700 5699 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12404 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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