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James R Wilson

Polished stone axe

Period:
Neolithic
Description:

Axe made from Lakeland greenstone, a volcanic rock much liked because it breaks in a predictable way.  Its patina or skin is because it has been lying in a peaty soil.

Materials/Media:
lakeland greenstone
Dimensions:
length 225mm, width 65mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Accession number:
SQRTM:1991.23
Digital Number:
SQAM002n
Creation Date:
c 3000 BC
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council