MHG9372 - Polished Stone Axehead, Cave, Torroble


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Type and Period (1)

  • CAVE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC50SE 19 589 044.

A polished greenstone axe, found in a rock cave at Torroble (NC 589 044) was purchased for the NMAS. (Acc No: AF 639)
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1915.

This axe has been petrologically attributed to group IX (porcellanite from Tievebulliagh and Rathlin, Northern Ireland).
T H McK Clough and W A Cummins 1988.

The axeahead is listed in the NMS catalogue under Acc. No. AF 639. Acquired in 1914. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 5890 0440 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC50SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LAIRG

Finds (1)

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

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