axehead; stone

Description
The upper portion of a ground stone axehead, broken and discarded in prehistory. The raw material is a baked siltstone cobble, probably selected from local beach or drift deposits. Although the overall shape of the axehead cannot be reconstructed precisely, it appears that the cobble had been only slightly modified. A Neolithic date is most likely, though it is possible that it is Bronze Age.
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Dimensions:0 - Whole:L 8.5cm (L 3 3/8")
Dimensions:0 - Whole:W 6.5cm (W 2 9/16")
Documentation
Excavations at Inveravon on the Antonine Wall, 1991.; Mr Andy Dunwell; Infirmary St Edinburgh; Archaeologist; 1995; Proc Soc Antiq Scot
Field collection reference
IA91-01
Site Type
Site
Fort
Accession number
1997-021-091

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