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This exceedingly fine axehead was flaked to shape before it was ground and polished. The raw material does not appear to have originated in Orkney, but its source is not known.
Dimensions: L:157mm, B:50mm, B:22mm.
Accession Number: X.AF 690.
This model was produced by Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark for a Leverhulme Trust funded project ‘Working stone, making communities: technology and identity on prehistoric Orkney’ Directed by Prof Mark Edmonds, University of York.