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Kilbirnie, East Kerse

Flanged Axehead (Bronze Age)

Site Name Kilbirnie, East Kerse

Classification Flanged Axehead (Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 274065

Site Number NS35NW 89

NGR NS 33 55

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Lochwinnoch
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS35NW 89 33 55

NS 33 55 Fine Early Bronze Age flanged axehead found in 2004 by Mr Tom Anderson while metal detecting. The axehead belongs to the so-called Bandon type, distinguished by their proportionately long, straight-sided bodies, raised edges or low flanges and widely expanded blades. Their appearance reflects marked changes in axe design which appear to have occurred around 1700 BC, with the transition from developed flat axes to early forms of low-flanged axes. The find is of special interest in view of its proximity to the location of several other discoveries of metalwork of the later Early Bronze Age. Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 20/04) and allocated to Glasgow Museums.

Fig 65. East Kerse, Kilburnie. Early Bronze Age flanged axehead.

© Crown office.

T Cowie 2004.


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