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R G S Anderson

Flint axe, Galdenoch

Period:
Neolithic
Description:

A complete flint axe with a convex blade and a tapered, rounded butt.  The blade and body have been polished.

 

Large flint axes like this are uncommon in Dumfries and Galloway.  This example may have been made in Northern Ireland and taken to Wigtownshire as part of a system of exchange and trade.

 

Place of Discovery:
Galdenoch, Stoneykirk
Materials/Media:
Flint
Dimensions:
Length: 165mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1945.06
Digital Number:
SMAH 045
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council