This late Neolithic ‘Orkney Pestle’ macehead is one of the finest in Scotland. It was found ‘on a bank’ in the Bay of Stove, Sanday, Orkney in the 1930s and donated to Stromness Museum in the 1960s. A late Neolithic building and other archaeological deposits are eroding from a cliff close the location this artefact was reportedly found. A 3d model of this site can be seen here: https://skfb.ly/IuYB
This model was produced for a Leverhulme Trust funded project ‘Working stone, making communities: technology and identity on prehistoric Orkney’ Directed by Prof Mark Edmonds, University of York. This model will feature on a web resource about Orcadian stone tools, which is currently under development.
L: 95.4mm. B:60mm. T:45.3mm. Weight: 318.4g
Stromness Museum. A.287. http://www.orkneycommunities.co.uk/stromnessmuseum/. This artefact is on display in The Orkney Museum, Kirkwall.