MHG8944 - Bronze Age Axe, Culbin


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Found after first ploughing of boggy plateau. Axe is in Dingwall Museum, on loan.
A A Woodham 1986. <1>

Researched by Patirica Strack for Community Timelines course, run by ARCH. The axehead dates to 1900-1700 BC (pers. Comm. Trevor Cowie, NMS). Description on label in Dingwall Museum, written by A.A. Woodham reads: 'The axe was cast in a stone mould and exhibits 12 concentric cast ridges enclosing two zones which have been decorated by means of a metal punch. The chevron pattern is not easy to see…' The closest parallel is an axehead from Rosskeen, now in the Ashmolean Museum (see MHG8142). Photographs of the axe were submitted to the HER. <2>-<3>

This axehead 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. It was assigned an Early Bronze Age date. <4>

Th axehead is on loan to Dingwall Museum (2019). <5>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5670 6369 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH56SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILTEARN

Finds (1)

  • AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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