Stone axe roughout, Dunragit

No. 2 Holdings, Dunragit
A complete roughout for a stone axe.  It has a narrow rounded butt, a broad blade and oval cross-section.  It has been worked to shape on both faces.   This axe roughout was manufactured in Cumbria, probably at one of the Neolithic axe workshops in the Langdale area.  Roughouts were normally ground and polished close to the quarry workshops and it is unusual to find a roughout like this in the far west of Dumfries and Galloway.  It may be significant that it was discovered within the large ceremonial timber enclosure at Dunragit. See Dunragit aerial image.
Object no :
SMAH 078
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Dimensions :
Length: 244mm
Materials :
Volcanic tuff
Location :
No. 2 Holdings, Dunragit
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Accession number :
WIWMS 2008.32
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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