Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Grenoble Archaeological Museum | Two Oil Lamps



These two little terracotta oil lamps date to the late 3rd to early 4th centuries. I’m probably offending the gods of archaeology somewhere by describing them as ‘cute’, but they so are! 

Anyone following this series of posts will be aware that I have a near-pathological fascination with artefacts from periods that are rather underrepresented in Ireland. It is true that these lamps closely fit this pattern, but in this instance my fascination is more that they have survived on a site that was repeatedly dug and redug for graves, while buildings were expanded, remodelled, and demolished for more than 1000 years. These two little lamps have survived all this with barely a scratch (relatively speaking ... baring a few fractures & a bit of light restoration ...) … they’re just gorgeous …

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Co Sligo: Archaeological Objects at The British Museum

The British Museum holds just eight items identified as coming from Co Sligo, but what a collection they are! The majority of these are assigned to either the Early Bronze Age (?) or the Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age (2 each). The most common object types represented are flat axes and lunulae (2 each). Only two material types are represented in this assemblage: Metal (7) and Stone (1).


Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age: Metal items
Sligo (near)
lunula
18490301.220
Gold lunula. Flat sheet crescent of beaten gold with semi-circular terminals rotated relative to the crescent. It is decorated with an incised geometric pattern. The decoration consists of two or three parallel lines and an accompanying row of triangles parallel to the inner and outer edges. At the centre of each horn is a sequence of six diamond shaped motifs.

Sligo (near)
lunula
18490301.210
Gold lunula. Flat sheet crescent of beaten gold with spatulate terminals rotated relative to the crescent. It is decorated with an incised geometric pattern. The centre of the horns is decorated with a narrow central space together with opposite triangles, parallel horizontal lines and void spaces. Four horizontal lines decorated with a series of vertical lines and triangles separate the horns from the rest of the body. The body’s inner and outer edges are decorated with a series of horizontal lines, triangles and oblique lines. The surface of the lunula is highly crinkled rather than smooth, perhaps indicating that it has been folded or rolled in the past.


Neolithic (?)/Bronze Age (?)/Iron Age (?): Stone item
Rosses Point rock shelter
flake
19271112.160
Stone flake large.


Bronze Age: Metal item
Kilrea
rapier
WG.1235
Copper alloy rapier.


Early Bronze Age (?): Metal items
Glencar
flat axe
19440702.100
Copper alloy flat axe; cast, with thin, rounded butt. Decorated on each face with curved transverse ridges and furrows, the ridges engraved with zig-zags and dots.

Glencar
flat axe
19440702.200
Copper alloy flat axe; cast, with thin, rounded butt. Decorated on each face with curved transverse ridges and furrows, the ridges engraved with zig-zags and dots.
Flat axes 19440702.1 & 19440702.2

Flat axes 19440702.1 & 19440702.2


Middle Bronze Age: Metal item
Glencar
palstave
19641201.840
Copper alloy palstave axe. Perforations through septum


Middle Bronze Age (?)/Iron Age (?): Metal item
Bog of Curry
torc
19260408.100
Gold alloy ribbon torc in two pieces.
1400BC-1100BC/300BC-100BC

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Grenoble Archaeological Museum | Iron Cross




Many of the posts in this series concentrate on artefacts and features I know well and have seen on several visits to these musea. This large iron cross, however, is a recent addition to the exhibition (or, I’ve utterly failed to notice it before). It was constructed from wrought iron in the 15th century and decorated the summit of Saint-Laurent’s bell tower. It consists of a vertical shaft that was split into two to form the horizontal beam. The ends of the horizontal beam and the top of the cross shaft are each decorated with arrangements of three leaves. The leaves have turned-up edges and enclose lily flowers. The use of threes symbolises the Christian trinity, while the lily is commonly used as a symbol of the Virgin Mary, the annunciation, or the resurrection. The museum’s information card adds that the leaves and lilies may have been added in 1646, when the tower was rebuilt. The dolphin-shaped wind wane appears to be an original feature of the artefact. The cross remained in position until the 1980s, when it was replaced with a replica and the original conserved.






Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Co Antrim: Archaeological Objects at The British Museum Part II

Co Antrim: Archaeological Objects at The British Museum II

The British Museum holds 806 items identified as coming from Co Antrim. A further six items are identified as coming from either Antrim or Derry~Londonderry, two from Antrim/Down, and one from Antrim/Donegal. The majority of these (445) are assigned to the Neolithic/Bronze Age, followed by the Neolithic (86), and Early Medieval period (83). The most common object type represented are axes (172). The main material types represented in this assemblage are Stone (596), Metal (121), and Pottery (70).


Neolithic/Bronze Age: Stone items
Antrim
end scraper
0.968
Flint end scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
0.968
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
knife
19641206.202
Flint knife

Antrim
axe
19641206.203
Flint axe, flaked, small.

Antrim
axe
18651204.100
Polished stone axe; butt broken at angle; indentations on face.

Antrim
knife
Sturge.510
Flint knife.

Antrim
axe
19641206.902
Flaked stone axe with flat butt.

Antrim
discoidal scraper
19641206.197
Flint discoidal scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
19641206.200
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
19641206.199
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
end scraper
19641206.198
Flint end scraper.

Antrim
axe
19641201.100
Polished stone axe.

Antrim
knife
19330612.270
Flint knife.

Antrim
end scraper
19031115.124
Flint end scraper.

Antrim
end scraper
19031115.125
Flint end scraper.

Antrim
end scraper
19031115.126
Flint end scraper.

Antrim
adze
19120706.200
Flaked stone adze; curved sides.

Antrim
adze
19120706.100
Flaked stone adze.

Antrim
adze
20050501.266
Small polished stone adze.

Antrim
axe
20050501.280
Polished stone axe; butt missitng.

Antrim
roughout; axe
20050501.284
Small flaked stone axe roughout.

Antrim
axe
20050501.285
Flaked stone axe.

Antrim
macehead
20050501.250
Part-perforated stone macehead.

Antrim
macehead
20050501.260
Perforated stone macehead. Oval shaped with a rough surface.

Antrim
axe
20050501.269
Small polished stone axe, with rounded butt.

Antrim
chisel
20050501.270
Polished stone chisel, flat, with damaged butt.

Antrim
axe
20050501.244
Polished stone axe with slightly damaged butt.

Antrim
axe
20050501.308
Polished stone axe.

Antrim
axe
20050501.311
Polished stone axe.

Antrim
axe
20050501.261
Polished stone axe, with pointed butt and chip in blade.

Antrim
axe
20050501.268
Small polished stone axe, with slightly damaged butt.

Antrim
axe
20050501.267
Small polished stone axe, with slightly damaged butt.

Antrim
axe
20050501.264
Polished stone axe, worn surface.

Antrim
axe
20050501.262
Polished stone axe, with worn face and damage to sides and butt.

Antrim
hammer
20050501.288
Waisted stone hammer.

Antrim
hammer
20050501.287
Stone hammer with shallow indentation on both sides, possibly the beginings of perforation.

Antrim
adze
20050501.286
Polished stone adze with rounded butt.

Antrim
axe
20050501.283
Polished stone axe with tapering, rounded butt.

Antrim
adze
20050501.282
Polished stone adze with chipped butt and damaged/indented face.

Antrim
adze
20050501.281
Polished stone adze with slight damage to butt.

Antrim
chisel
20050501.279
Polished stone chisel fragment, butt missing.

Antrim
adze
20050501.277
Small polished stone adze with tapering, rounded butt.

Antrim
axe
20050501.276
Blade end of polished stone axe, butt missing, indentation on face.

Antrim
axe
20050501.275
Blade end of polished stone axe, butt missing.

Antrim
axe
20050501.274
Polished stone axe with flat butt.

Antrim
adze
20050501.273
Polished stone adze with tapering, triangular, pointed butt and flat sides.

Antrim
axe
20050501.272
Polished stone axe with slight damage to butt.

Antrim
adze
20050501.271
Polished stone adze with rounded point at butt.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3388
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
end scraper
St.148.c
Flint end scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
St.148.f
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper (?)
St.148.e
Flint notched scraper(?).

Antrim
end scraper
St.148.d
Flint end scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
'.9683
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
end scraper
19650209.320
Flint end scraper.

Antrim
axe
19151208.282
Flaked and polished flint axe with flat butt.

Antrim
polisher
Sturge.1710
Stone polisher with rounded ends, flat sides and dark brown colour

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1709
Polished stone axe with rounded butt, rounded sides and dappled colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1707
Flaked stone axe with tapering butt, sharp sides and dark colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1706
Flaked stone axe with tapering butt, sharp sides and dark colour.

Antrim
adze
Sturge.1708
Flaked stone adze with rounded butt, sharp sides and dark brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1705
Large flaked stone axe with rounded butt, sharp sides and brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1704
Flaked and polished stone axe; butt broken; sharp sides; dark brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1703
Flaked and polished stone axe with tapering butt, indentations/damage on face and dark brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1702
Flaked stone axe with flat butt; triangular in section; sharp sides; dark brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1701
Flaked flint axe with sharp rounded butt, sharp sides and orange colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1699
Flaked and polished flint axe with uneven butt, sharp sides and chipped blade.

Antrim
tool/implement; roughout (?); axe
Sturge.1698
Fragment of a flaked flint axe roughout/ tool implement.

Antrim
scraper; axe
Sturge.1697
Flint axe roughout, or scraper.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1695
Flaked flint axe with pointed butt, sharp sides and grey colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1694
Flaked flint axe with tapering butt, sharp sides and two-toned orange colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1693
Flaked flint axe; blade slightly convex.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1696
Flaked and polished flint axe.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1692
Large flaked and polished flint axe; butt missing.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1691
Long polished stone axe with broken butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1690
Polished stone axe with sloping butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1689
Polished stone axe with rounded, thin butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1688
Polished stone axe with butt broken at angle.

Antrim
chisel
Sturge.1687
Polished stone chisel with flat butt and bulbous sides.

Antrim
chisel
Sturge.1686
Polished stone chisel with worn butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1684
Polished stone axe with slightly rounded butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1683
Large polished stone axe with damaged butt; dappled in colour.

Antrim
adze
Sturge.1685
Polished stone adze with pointed butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1679
Polished stone axe with damaged butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1678
Polished stone axe with damaged butt; newspaper transfer/residue on face.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1682
Polished stone axe; butt unevenly rounded; slight damage to butt end of face.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1681
Polished stone axe with damaged butt and indentations on face.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1680
Large polished stone axe with tapering, pointed butt, chipped.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1677
Polished stone axe with tapering rounded butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1676
Polished stone axe with broken butt; thin; sharp blade edge.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1675
Polished stone axe with pointed butt; slight damage to butt end of sides.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1674
Polished stone axe with flat, worn butt; dappled brown-yellow colour.

Antrim
adze
Sturge.1673
Small polished stone adze with tapering, rounded butt.

Antrim
chisel
Sturge.1672
Polished stone chisel with damaged, flat butt.

Antrim
chisel
Sturge.1671
Polished stone chisel with damaged butt, flat sides and light brown colour.

Antrim
chisel
Sturge.1670
Polished stone chisel with worn butt and indentations on face.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1669
Polished stone axe with damaged butt, worn surface and brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1668
Blade end of a polished axe; butt missing.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1667
Polished stone axe with thin, damaged butt and flat sides.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1666
Polished stone axe with rounded butt; dappled colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1665
Polished stone axe with damage to butt and side.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1664
Small polished stone axe with rounded butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1663
Polished stone axe with flat, angled butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1662
Polished stone axe with broken butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1661
Polished stone axe with squat rounded butt, mottled colour and large indentation on face.

Antrim
adze
Sturge.1660
Small polished stone adze with pointed butt, curving to one side.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1659
Small polished stone axe with flat butt and blade.

Antrim
chisel
Sturge.1657
Small polished stone chisel.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1656
Small polished stone axe with angled, flat butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1655
Small polished stone axe with slight damage to butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1654
Polished stone axe with small flat butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1653
Polished stone axe with damaged butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1652
Polished stone axe with flat, angled butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1651
Polished stone axe with rounded point as butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1650
Large polished stone axe with blunt blade and damaged butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1649
Polished stone axe with tapering, rounded butt; dappled grey in colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1648
Large polished stone axe with damage to butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1647
Polished stone axe with rounded butt and indentations on face.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1646
Polished stone axe with tapering flat butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1645
Polished stone axe with pointed butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1644
Polished green stone axe; polished at blade end; rounded butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1643
Polished stone axe with rounded butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1641
Polished stone axe with damaged butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1640
Small polished stone axe with slight damage to flat butt.

Antrim
adze
Sturge.1639
Small polished stone adze with slight damage to butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1638
Small polished stone axe with slightly damaged butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1637
Polished stone axe with slightly damaged butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1636
Polished stone axe with flat, angled butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1635
Polished stone axe with rounded butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1634
Polished stone axe with damaged, rounded butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1632
Polished stone axe with flat angled damaged butt, rounded sides and brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1631
Polished stone axe with damaged butt, rounded sides, chipped blade and mottled brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1630
Polished stone axe butt with two flattened edges, worn butt and brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1628
Polished stone axe with rounded butt, slightly damaged.

Antrim
adze
Sturge.1626
Small polished stone adze; thin; rounded, chipped butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1625
Polished stone axe, with rounded point as butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1624
Polished stone axe, with worn, rounded butt; dappled black and orange in colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1623
Polished stone axe, slight damage to face and butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1622
Polished stone axe with damaged butt, rounded sides and brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1618
Polished stone axe, with tapering, pointed butt, damaged.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1615
Polished green stone axe, with angled, flat butt, slightly damaged.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1614
Polished stone axe, with flat, worn butt; dappled brown and white in colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1613
Polished stone axe, with flat butt and rounded sides.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1612
Small polished stone axe, with rounded butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1611
Polished stone axe with damaged butt, wide blade, rounded sides and brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1610
Polished stone axe; waisted middle; broken butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1609
Polished stone axe, with rounded butt and chip in blade.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1608
Polished stone axe; butt missing; rounded sides; chipped blade; brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1607
Polished stone axe, with broken butt and damage to face.

Antrim
adze
Sturge.1606
Polished stone adze, with damaged butt, worn face and black colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1605
Small polished stone axe, with pointed butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1604
Polished stone axe with uneven butt, rounded sides, and dappled brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1602
Polished stone axe with butt missing, rounded sides, indentations/damage on faces and brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1601
Polished stone axe with damaged tapering butt, rounded sides and brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1600
Polished stone axe, with pointed, broken butt; dappled in colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1599
Polished stone axe, with rounded butt and flat sides.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1598
Polished grey, dappled stone axe, with broken butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1597
Polished stone axe with rounded butt, rounded sides, worn surface and slightly chipped blade.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1594
Polished stone axe, with slightly damaged, thin butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1593
Polished stone axe, with tapering, rounded butt and rounded sides.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1591
Polished stone axe, with uneven blade and slight damage to rounded butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1589
Polished stone axe, with rounded butt and chip in blade.

Antrim
macehead
Sturge.1086
Perforated stone macehead; round in shape; light brown in colour.

Antrim
macehead
Sturge.1085
Perforated stone macehead; oval in shape; light brown colour.

Antrim
macehead
Sturge.1084
Perforated stone macehead; brown in colour. Circular (disclike) with an even but rough surface.

Antrim
hammer; disc
Sturge.1082
Perforated mace hammer; mottled brown colour. Circular (disclike) with a rough surface.

Antrim
hammer
Sturge.1081
Stone macehead, partly perforated on both sides. Cylinder shaped with rounded edges. Black in colour.

Antrim
hammer
Sturge.1080
Stone macehead, partly perforated on both sides. pval in shape with a smooth surface. Grey in colour.

Antrim
macehead
Sturge.1076
Stone macehead partly perforated on both sides. Round with a smooth surface. Grey in colour.

Antrim
macehead
Sturge.1075
Stone macehead, partly perforated on both sides, circular in shape. Chipped on side. Brown in colour.

Antrim
hammer
Sturge.1074
Stone hammer, partly perforated on both sides, circular in shape and brown in colour.

Antrim
axe
20050501.265
Small polished stone axe, with flat blade and blade-like angular butt.

Antrim
axe
20050501.263
Small polished stone axe, with flat, angled butt and small indentation on one face .

Antrim
adze
20050501.278
Polished stone adze with pointed butt; one curved side, making butt appera to be bent.

Antrim
discoidal knife
Sturge.2257
Flint discoidal knife, polished; chipped blade; covered with tan patination.

Antrim
grooved pebble
Sturge.2282
Grooved pebble. Incised grooves on each face; stone is of fine grain, brown colour.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3387
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3386
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3385
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3384
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
retouched flake
+.3383
Retouched flint flake.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3382
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3381
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3380
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3379
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3378
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3377
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3376
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3375
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3374
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3373
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3372
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3371
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3370
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3369
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3368
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3367
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3366
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3365
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3364
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
notched scraper
+.3363
Flint notched scraper.

Antrim
hammer
Sturge.508
Stone hammer, partly perforated on both sides. Egg shapped with a smooth surface. Grey in colour.

Antrim
dish
Sturge.507
Partly perforated stone object, possibly macehead or partially perforated pebble. Circular (disclike) with a smooth surface. Grey in colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1700
Flaked and polished flint axe; butt missing; sharp sides; large chip on side; indentation/damage on face; pale cream colour.

Antrim
chisel
Sturge.1658
Small polished stone chisel with flat butt, rounded sides, small chip in blade and dark brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1642
Polished stone axe with notch in butt and blade; part perforation in one flattened face, near butt.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1633
Polished stone axe with damaged, thin butt, rounded sides, slightly chipped blade and brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1629
Polished stone axe with rounded butt and waisted middle; evidence of modern repair across blade; cracks across width of body.

Antrim
chisel
Sturge.1627
Polished stone chisel with damaged surface, slightly damaged butt, rounded sides and dark brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1621
Polished stone axe with flat butt, one side curved, chipped blade and dark brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1620
Polished stone axe with slightly damaged tapering butt, rounded sides, small chip in blade and brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1619
Polished stone axe with wide blade, damaged/indented slightly rounded butt, chip in blade and mottled brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1617
Polished stone axe with worn flat angled butt, rounded sides, chipped blade and brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1616
Polished stone axe, with tapering thin rounded butt, rounded sides, chipped blade and brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1603
Polished stone axe with tapering flat butt, wide blade, thin flat sides and brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1596
Polished stone axe; light weight; one flattened side; tapering butt; rounded point at butt; indentations/damage on face; brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1595
Polished stone axe with wide blade, drastically tapering butt, flat butt at angle and one side convexly curved. Newspaper transfer present on surface.

Antrim
adze
Sturge.1592
Small polished stone adze with slightly rounded squat butt, straight blade and dark brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1590
Polished stone axe with rounded butt, rounded sides, indentation in one side and dark brown colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1588
Polished stone axe with shallow dint at butt end of face, rounded sides and black colour, containing orange veins.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1587
Polished stone axe with tapering rounded butt, rounded sides, slightly chipped blade and dappled brown colour.

Antrim
hammer
Sturge.1083
Perforated, polished stone mace hammer. Egg shaped with the ends and sides scratched with a rough surface. Brown in colour.

Antrim
axe
Sturge.1079
Polished stone adzehead; partly perforated on one side; broken above perforation; butt missing; blade damaged.

Antrim
adze
Sturge.1078
Polished stone adze, partly perforated on one side with tapering, slightly rounded butt, rounded sides, chipped blade and dark brown colour.

Antrim
hammer
Sturge.1077
Stone hammer, partly perforated on both sides with slightly rounded butt, round blade, rounded sides and brown colour.

Antrim
fabricator
Sturge.2256
Flint fabricator; bifacially retouched and backed; made on a flake; one end narrows to a sub-triangular point whilst one is more rounded; covered with brown patination.

Antrim
grooved pebble
Sturge.2271
Grooved pebble, polished; both faces have been grooved with lines running in roughly the same direction; edges are rounded; stone is finely-grained, of a brown colour, darker on one face than opposite.

Antrim
grooved pebble
Sturge.2268
Grooved pebble; some damage to sides and faces, several scratches; defined edge around middle; slightly grooved in centre of upper and lower faces; brown colour.

Antrim
grooved pebble
Sturge.2288
Grooved pebble, polished; grooves on each face, very shallow; defined edges along sides; ovular shape; marbled colouration of darker and lighter tan shades.

Antrim
grooved pebble
Sturge.2287
Grooved pebble, possibly polished? Grooves on each face, approximately parallel, one is deeper and longer than opposite; stone is of fine grit, tan colour.

Antrim
whetstone
Sturge.2273
Stone whetstone, perforated; some damage on one side and scratches on both faces; one end is rectangular whilst other is convex; faces slightly convex whilst sides are straight; stone is of very fine grain, of grey colour.

Antrim
whetstone
Sturge.2272
Stone whetstone; sub-rectangular shape; thicker at centre than ends; ends have been rounded; two faces slightly convex; stone is brown and extremly fine-grained.

Antrim
whetstone
Sturge.2270
Stone whetstone; sub-rectangular shape; thicker in centre than at ends; ends are rectangular though slightly convex; fine-grained stone of brown colour.

Antrim
whetstone
Sturge.2269
Perforated stone whetstone; sub-triangular shape; rounded ends; perforation is at one end; some damage to one face; rounded edges; stone is of very fine grain and dark grey, nearly black, in colour.

Antrim
whetstone
Sturge.2267
Perforated stone whetstone; tapering from one thicker end to one thinner; both ends rounded; perforated at thicker end; stone is dark grey and has a fine grain.

Antrim
whetstone
Sturge.2266
Stone whetstone; oblong with convex sides, narrowing to pointed ends; one end damaged, several scratches on both faces; made of dark brown, fine-grained stone.

Antrim
whetstone
Sturge.2263
Stone whetstone, small and rectangular; thicker at one end than at opposite; largely undamaged with several scratches on faces; very fine-grained stone of a dark brown colour.

Antrim
whetstone
Sturge.2261
Stone whetstone, perforated; both ends flat, rectangular; stone of very fine grain and may have been polished; dark brown in colour. No apparent damage; some scratches on faces.

Antrim
whetstone
Sturge.2260
Stone whetstone, long and rectangular; thicker at centre and tapering to narrower ends; no damage, but many scratches on faces; very fine grit as stone is extremely smooth; dark grey colour with brown scratches and stains.

Antrim
whetstone
Sturge.2259
Stone whetstone, slightly damaged; round, narrowing to a point at either end, but flattening slightly at one end; very fine grit, stone surface is almost entirely smooth; scratches from use visible at both ends; dark grey-brown colour.

Antrim
whetstone
Sturge.2295
Stone whetstone; rectangular, with rounded ends; no visible damage or scratches on faces; stone of very fine grit; pinkish-tan colour.

Antrim
whetstone
Sturge.2278
Stone whetstone with two perforations, one at each end; sub-rectangular shape, tapering from broad to narrow end; edges are more defined at broad end than narrow one; ends are both rectangular; perforation at narrower end is larger than perforation at broader end. Stone is of very fine grain and sides may have been polished; brown colour.

Lough Neath; Toome
adze
Sturge.1583
Polished stone adze, with damage to surface of one face.

Lough Neath; Toome
axe
Sturge.1582
Polished stone axe, with damage to one side.

Clough
axe
WG.1541
Polished stone axe; shape of metal axe, with protruding blade and tapering, flat butt.

Clough
knife
19241213.290
Flint knife.

Clough
knife (?); arrow-head (?)
19241213.320
Flint knife or arrow-head.

Ballymena
end-and-side scraper
Sturge.502
Flint end-and-side scraper.

Ballymena
macehead
POA.192
Stone macehead, partly perforated on both sides. egg shaped with rounded edges and smooth surface. Brown in colour.

Ballymena
hammer
19641206.238
Stone macehead, partly perforated on both sides. Oval shaped with a polished surface. Dark brown in colour.

Larne
notched scraper
19641206.221
Flint notched scraper.

Glenarm
notched scraper
19641206.214
Flint notched scraper.

Ballymena
scraper (?); knife (?)
19151208.293
Flint scraper or knife.

Rasharkin
knife
19151208.291
Flint knife.

Larne
axe
19151208.279
Flaked flint axe with damage to butt.

Larne
axe
19151208.278
Large polished stone axe with one flat face and flat butt, slightly damaged.

Ballymena
axe
19151208.277
Flint axe, flaked.

Ballymena
axe
19151208.276
Flint axe, polished.

Ballycastle
axe
18531123.300
Flaked and polished flint axe.

Rasharkin
axe
18431226.217
Polished stone axe with small chips in blade.

Rasharkin
axe
18431226.202
Polished stone axe with broken butt and chipped blade.

Rasharkin
axe
18431226.172
Polished stone axe with pointed curved butt.

Rasharkin
axe
18431226.165
Blade end of polished stone axe; blade chipped.

Rasharkin
axe
18431226.160
Polished stone axe with worn butt.

Rasharkin
adze
18431226.170
Large polished stone adze with damage to blade.

Rasharkin
axe
18431226.160
Polished stone axe, with large indent on face and slight damage to blade.

Knocklaid
tool/implement; pick
Sturge.501
Large flint implement/pick; natural cavity on side.

Culbane
tanged arrow-head
19650209.510
Flint tanged arrow-head.

Culbane
point
19650209.430
Flint point.

Glenleslie
knife
19650209.410
Flint knife.

Glenleslie
end-and-side scraper
19650209.380
Flint end-and-side scraper.

Carrig Bog
end-and-side scraper
19650209.370
Flint end-and-side scraper.

Slane Mountain
end scraper
19650209.360
Flint end scraper.

Glenleslie
end scraper
19650209.350
Flint end scraper.

Glenleslie
end scraper
19650209.340
Flint end scraper.

Slemish Mountain, Foot of
end scraper
19650209.330
Flint end scraper.

Clough Mills (Mills?)
end scraper
19650209.300
Flint end scraper.

Carrig Bog
knife
19650209.290
Flint knife.

Culbane
knife
19650209.280
Flint knife.

Glenleslie
knife
19650209.270
Flint knife.

Culbane
scraper (?); point (?)
19650209.250
Flint scraper or point.

Glenleslie
knife
19650209.240
Flint knife.

Drumnakitty
knife
19650209.230
Flint knife.

Ballintrae, in sand dunes
end scraper
19641206.222
Flint end scraper.

Culbane
knife
19641206.196
Flint knife.

Culbane
knife
19641206.195
Flint knife.

Gortgale
end-and-side scraper
19641206.206
Flint end-and-side scraper.

Culbane
end scraper
19641206.193
Flint end scraper.

Cushendon
flake
19321205.460
Flint flake.

Cushendon
flake
19321205.450
Flint flake.

Cushendon
flake
19321205.420
Flint flake.

Cushendon
core
19321205.410
Flint core.

Cushendon
retouched flake
19321205.440
Retouched flint flake.

Cushendon
retouched flake
19321205.430
Retouched flint flake.

Cushendon
flake
19321205.400
Flint flake.

Cushendon
flake
19321205.390
Flint flake.

Cushendon
flake
19321205.380
Flint flake.

Cushendon
flake
19321205.350
Flint flake.

Cushendon
flake
19321205.340
Flint flake.

Cushendon
flake
19321205.310
Flint flake.

Derryaghy
axe
19321014.100
Polished stone axe with speckled yellow and black colour.

Glenhead
knife
19241213.310
Flint knife.

Lisnahunshin
sickle (?); knife (?)
19241213.240
Flint knife or sickle.

Tardree
side scraper
19241213.230
Flint side scraper.

Kilnacolpagh
knife
19241213.200
Flint knife.

Glenhead
notched scraper
19020311.100
Flint notched scraper.

Barn (district)
notched scraper
19020311.800
Flint notched scraper.

Glenhead
retouched flake (?)
19020311.700
Flint retouched flake(?).

Glenleslie
flake
19020311.500
Flint flake.

Ballynashee
disc
19020311.400
Stone disc, partly perforated on both sides. Some cracks in the surface. Brown speckled colouring. Round edges.

Finvoy
axe
18431226.203
Small polished stone axe.

Finvoy
axe
18431226.173
Polished stone axe; butt missing.

Finvoy
axe
18431226.171
Polished stone axe with curved sides.

Finvoy
axe
18431226.164
Polished stone axe; damaged butt.

Finvoy
chisel
18431226.162
Polished stone chisel, damage at butt. Dark brown/black. Tapers slightly towards butt.

Finvoy
chisel
18431226.159
Polished stone chisel. Butt missing, some chips to blade. Sides taper slightly towards butt.

Finvoy
chisel
18431226.158
Polished stone chisel, slight damage to butt. Slightly asymmetric blade.

Bushmills
axe
18431226.103
Polished stone axe with slight damage to butt.

Dunluce
axe-hammer
20050501.300
Perforated stone axe-hammer with flat butt and protruding area on sides around perforation.

Ballymena
hammer (?); disc (?)
20050501.240
Perforated stone disc or hammer. Rounded edges with damage alond the edge. Part is missing. Brown speckled in colour.

Ballymoney
axe
Sturge.1581
Large polished stone axe, with butt broken at angle.

Ballymoney
axe
Sturge.1580
Polished stone axe, with rounded butt.

Toome
axe
20050501.260
Polished stone axe, with flat butt.

Giant's Causeway
axe
20050501.250
Polished rough stone axe, with rounded butt.

Cushendall
pick
20050501.249
Flaked flint pick.

Cushendall
chisel
20050501.248
Polished stone chisel, curved sides.

Cushendall
axe
20050501.247
Flaked flint axe. Curved blade, straight sides tapering to sharply rounded butt. Honey/brown flint.

Culbane
roughout; pick
20050501.246
Roughout of a flint pick, flaked.

Culbane
roughout; pick
20050501.245
Roughout of a flaked flint pick.

Toome
chisel
20050501.259
Polished stone chisel, with indentation in face.

Toome
axe
20050501.258
Polished stone axe, with missing butt.

Toome
axe
20050501.257
Polished stone axe, with curved sides, one concave, one convex; rounded butt;deposit on blade edge.

Portglenone
axe
20050501.256
Small polished stone axe, with rounded butt.

Islandmagee
axe
20050501.255
Polished white stone axe, with protruding blade, tapering butt and rounded point at butt.

Ballymoney
hammer (?); disc (?)
Sturge.1073
Perforated polished stone hammer or disc. Smooth surface with brown speckled colouring.

Clough Mills
discoidal knife
Sturge.2262
Discoidal flint knife, polished; flaked on both faces; blade is well-defined but chipped in a few places; covered with tan patination, some darker brown spots.

Giant's Causeway
axe
St.129.a
Flaked and polished stone axe with one thick flat side and one narrow edge side.

Toome
axe
St.134.f
Small polished stone axe, one convexly curved side and one straight.

Ballycastle
axe
20050504.140
Flaked and polished stone axe, with damaged face.

Washing Bay; Neagh, Lough
chisel
19140811.100
Flint chisel, polished.

Portglenone (opposite); Bann, River
axe
Sturge.1711
Polished stone axe with rounded, damaged butt and indentation on face.

Neagh, Lough (?); Toome
knife (?); backed blade (?)
St.94.n
Flint knife or backed blade.

Moorfields
sickle
19641206.233
Flint sickle fragment.

Tievebullagh (?)
scraper (?); sample (?)
19641201.101
Stone scraper or sample.

Kellyhorn
knife
19641206.232
Flint knife.

Dungonnell
end-and-side scraper
19641206.207
Flint end-and-side scraper.

White Park Bay
hammer
19020311.300
Partly perforated stone macehead. Broken at perforation. Oval shaped with rounded edges. Grey speckle in colour.

White Park Bay
hammerstone
19020311.200
Stone hammerstone, partly perforated. Triangular shape with rounded edges. There is damage at each three points and a large piece missing from the underside. It is dark brown and grey in colour.

White Park Bay
hammerstone
18860804.66
Stone hammerstone.

White Park Bay
hammerstone
18860804.650
Stone hammerstone.

White Park Bay
hammerstone
18860804.640
Stone hammerstone.

White Park Bay
hammerstone
18860804.630
Stone hammerstone.

White Park Bay
hammerstone
18860804.620
Stone hammerstone.

White Park Bay
hammerstone
18860804.610
Stone hammerstone.

White Park Bay
pebble
18860804.600
Stone pebble.

White Park Bay
core
18860804.590
Flint core.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18860804.580
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18860804.530
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
retouched flake
18860804.570
Retouched flint flake

White Park Bay
retouched flake
18860804.560
Retouched flint flake

White Park Bay
retouched flake
18860804.550
Retouched flint flake

White Park Bay
end scraper
18860804.520
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
backed blade
18860804.540
Flint backed blade.

White Park Bay
side scraper
18860804.510
Flint side scraper.

White Park Bay
flake (?); end scraper (?)
18860804.500
Flint end scraper or flake.

White Park Bay
end-and-side scraper
18860804.490
Flint end-and-side scraper.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18860804.470
Flint end scraper fragment.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18860804.460
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18860804.450
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
end-and-side scraper
18860804.440
Flint end-and-side scraper.

White Park Bay
flake
18860804.430
Flint flake.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18860804.390
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
end-and-side scraper
18860804.420
Flint end-and-side scraper.

White Park Bay
retouched flake
18860804.410
Retouched flint flake.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18860804.400
Flint end scraper fragment.

White Park Bay
side scraper
18860804.380
Flint side scraper.

White Park Bay
retouched flake term
18860804.370
Retouched flint flake.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18860804.360
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
core
18860804.350
Flint core.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18860804.330
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
side scraper
18860804.320
Flint side scraper.

White Park Bay
end-and-side scraper
18860804.340
Flint end-and-side scraper.

White Park Bay
side scraper
18860804.310
Flint side scraper.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18860804.300
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
end-and-side scraper
18860804.290
Flint end-and-side scraper.

White Park Bay
awl
18860804.280
Flint awl.

White Park Bay
side scraper
18860804.270
Flint end-and-side scraper.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18860804.260
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
end-and-side scraper
18860804.250
Flint end-and-side scraper.

White Park Bay
flake
18860804.240
Flint flake.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18860804.200
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
end-and-side scraper
18860804.230
Flint end-and-side scraper.

White Park Bay
end-and-side scraper
18860804.210
Flint end-and-side scraper.

White Park Bay
end-and-side scraper
18860804.190
Flint end-and-side scraper.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18860804.180
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18860804.170
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18860804.160
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
flake
18860804.150
Flint flake.

White Park Bay
flake
18860804.140
Flint flake.

White Park Bay
core (?)
18860804.130
Flint core(?).

White Park Bay
flake
18830705.930
Flint flake.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18830705.870
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
retouched flake
18830705.910
Retouched flint flake.

White Park Bay
retouched flake
18830705.900
Retouched flint flake.

White Park Bay
retouched flake
18830705.890
Retouched flint flake.

White Park Bay
side scraper
18830705.820
Flint side scraper.

White Park Bay
retouched flake
18830705.880
Retouched flint flake.

White Park Bay
end-and-side scraper
18830705.860
Flint end-and-side scraper.

White Park Bay
end-and-side scraper
18830705.850
Flint end-and-side scraper.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18830705.790
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
retouched flake
18830705.840
Retouched flint flake.

White Park Bay
end-and-side scraper
18830705.830
Flint end-and-side scraper.

White Park Bay
end-and-side scraper
18830705.810
Flint end-and-side scraper.

White Park Bay
end-and-side scraper
18830705.800
Flint end-and-side scraper.

White Park Bay
end scraper
18830705.780
Flint end scraper.

White Park Bay
end-and-side scraper
18830705.770
Flint end-and-side scraper.

Carrickfergus (?)
hammer
18541227.100
Polished and perforated stone hammer.

Belfast (near)
axe
Christy/95.1230
Polished stone axe, with slight damage to butt.

Belfast (near)
axe
Christy/95.1231
Large polished stone axe with flattened butt, rounded sides and brown colour.

Belfast (near)
chisel
20050504.150
Polished stone chisel; butt missing.