MHG7898 - Polished Axe, Blar Nan Ceann


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

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

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Grid reference Centred NH 4700 5699 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH45NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

Finds (1)

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

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