Axe-hammer, Campford

Found by James Robertson, Campford, in digging a drain on Clugarie farm
This massive axe-hammer was found on the farm of Culgarie, Wigtownshire in 1894.  It was found by James Robertson of Campford when digging a drain.   The object is complete and little damaged.  Axe-hammers are a puzzle and archaeologists cannot agree on their function.  They may have been multi-purpose digging and splitting tools and may even have functioned as simple plough shares.
Object no :
SRAM017n
Collection :
Creator :
NA
Place of Production :
NA
Dimensions :
L260mm; W132-17mm; Th78mm; hole diam 31mm, 54mm x 50mm at surface
Materials :
sandstone
Location :
Found by James Robertson, Campford, in digging a drain on Clugarie farm
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Accession number :
2004.6.17
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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