MHG9006 - BA Flat Axe, Bishop Kinkell Farm


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Type and Period (1)

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

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Full Description

An EBA flat axe (type Ba), found on the farm of Bishop-Kinkell (NH 543 530) was purchased for the NMAS in 1932. (Acc No: DA 97)
PSAS 1932; J M Coles 1971.

(Flat axe of Migdale type). Single find. Flat axe, porous, green, signs of polishing, butt and cutting edge incomplete; length 143mm, butt 38mm, cutting edge (?), weight 390 gms. NMAS DA 97. P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

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. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5430 5299 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH55SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

Finds (1)

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

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