MHG8404 - BA Socketed Axe, Tarradale Quarry
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
Single find, found at Tarradale Quarry - Socketed axe, smooth but pitted in places, brown, cutting edge incomplete, longitudinal scatch-marks on blade; length 118mm, mouth 32 x 36mm, cutting edge 51mm, weight 375gms.
NMA (DE 61).
This axehead was catalogued 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. It was assigned a Late Bronze Age date. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Coles, J M. 1962. ''Scottish Late Bronze Age metalwork: typology, distributions and chronology'', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 93 1959-60, p.16-134. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 16-134. 72.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Schmidt and Burgess, P K and C B. 1981. 'The axes of Scotland and Northern England', Prahistorische Bronzefunde Vol. 9. Prahistorische Bronzefunde. 245, No. 1626.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1898. 'Donations to,and purchases for the Museum and Library, with exhibits', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 32 1897-8, p.5-10, 57-61, 129-32, 178-80, 236-46. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 5-10, 57-61, 129-32, 178-. 7.
- <1> Text/Publication/Monograph: Clark, G., Cowie, T. & Kruse, S. 2017. Feats of Clay. Cat. No. 93.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5529 4980 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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External Links (3)
- http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=000-100-034-305-C& (Link to online NMS catalogue record)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/68549 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
- https://www.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=000-100-034-305-C& (Link to online SCRAN record)
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