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The Bronze Age

Axes & Maces

Axe-hammer, Campford

Period:
Bronze Age
Description:

This massive axe-hammer was found on the farm of Culgarie, Wigtownshire in 1894.  It was found by James Robertson of Campford when digging a drain.

 

The object is complete and little damaged.  Axe-hammers are a puzzle and archaeologists cannot agree on their function.  They may have been multi-purpose digging and splitting tools and may even have functioned as simple plough shares.

Place of Discovery:
Found by James Robertson, Campford, in digging a drain on Clugarie farm
Materials/Media:
sandstone
Dimensions:
L260mm; W132-17mm; Th78mm; hole diam 31mm, 54mm x 50mm at surface
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
2004.6.17
Digital Number:
SRAM017n
Creation Date:
1500 BC
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council