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LOCH AIRIGH NA CEARDAICH, BALALLAN, LEWIS - FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

LOCH AIRIGH NA CEARDAICH, BALALLAN, LEWIS - FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Summary:

FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
Findspot of five stone axe heads

Location:

NB 277 223

Full description:

NB22SE 1 277 223.

Five stone axe-heads, probably deposited as a hoard, were found by the shore of the loch by I and R Mackenzie. Pending analysis, two of the axe-heads may be axe-factory products, but the remainder are almost certainly of local rocks (Information from the 'Stornoway Gazette' 19 September 1981).
Now in NMAS.
T Cowie 1981

References:

1981. 'Loch Airigh na Ceardaich, Balallan (Lochs p) stone axe-heads', Discovery and Excavation, Scotland. 50
1983. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library', Proc Soc Antiq Scot. Part No 113. 653

Acknowledgement:

Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006.

Title: LOCH AIRIGH NA CEARDAICH, BALALLAN, LEWIS - FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Findspot
Period: Neolithic (4000-2350 BC)
SMR Record ID: MWE4147
Grid Ref Northing: 922300
Grid Ref Easting: 127700
Record Maintained By: CECL
Subject Id: 31670