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Arrowhead(S) (Flint), Axehead (Stone), Polished Axehead (Stone)

Site Name Peathill

Classification Arrowhead(S) (Flint), Axehead (Stone), Polished Axehead (Stone)

Alternative Name(s) Peat Hill

Canmore ID 19492

Site Number NJ81NW 30

NGR NJ 82 18

NGR Description NJ c. 82 18

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Keithhall And Kinkell
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ81NW 30 c. 82 18.

In Inverurie Museum are the following stone implements from Peathill (NJ 82 18):

3 barbed and tanged flint arrowheads (Accession nos: AD 191 - 193);

a leaf-shaped flint arrowhead (Acc No: A 216), found in 1884. Part of the John Kerr collection;

a stone axe, 6 1/8" long (Accession no: AF 43), loaned by A J Reid, Barnet, Herts., in 1961; and

a polished stone axe (Accession no: AF 59).

(Undated) information in Inverurie Museum accessions register.

Inverurie Museum AF 43 (Clough and Cummins ABN 85) remains petrologically unattributed, but AF 59 (ABN 98) has been identified as altered porphyritic dolerite.

T H McK Clough and W A Cummins 1988.

The collection of Inverurie Museum has been re-catalogued, but the new catalogue is incomplete and there is no easy system of identifying the new accession numbers of these artefacts.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS) 5 July 2001.


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