Battle-axe, Cairnderry

Cairnderry chambered tomb
A beautifully finished polished stone battle-axe.  It is complete with squared-off butt, slightly expanded and blunt blade, dished upper and lower surfaces, and a central perforation that has been drilled from both ends.  It is made from locally occuring granite.   The battle-axe was found together with a collared urn, an accessory vessel (see SMAH 018 and 019) and a human cremation in a pit that had been dug against the outer edge of the cairn.   The site was excavated between 2002 and 2004.
Object no :
SMAH 020
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Length: 128mm
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Cairnderry chambered tomb
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Accession number :
WIWMS 2008.24.5
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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