Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Co Derry~Londonderry: Archaeological Objects at The British Museum Part I

The British Museum holds 221 items identified as coming from Co Derry~Londonderry. A further six are located to Antrim/Derry~Londonderry and one to Tyrone/Derry~Londonderry. The majority of the artefacts (168) are assigned to the Neolithic/Bronze Age, followed by the Roman (Provincial) period (30). The most common object type represented are axes (139), followed by adzes (10). The most common material type is Stone (174), followed by Metal (51), Glass (2), and Amber (1).


Neolithic/Bronze Age: Stone items
Londonderry
axe
20050501.301
Polished stone axe with slightly damaged butt.


Londonderry
axe
20050501.300
Polished stone axe with damaged butt, flat sides.

Londonderry
axe
19890301.1426
Large polished stone axe with slightly damaged butt.

Londonderry
macehead
Sturge.509
Perforated stone macehead. Circular (disclike) with a rough surface. Brown in colour.

Londonderry
hammer
20050501.280
Perforated stone macehead, oval shaped, grey in colour, rough surface, scratched on ends.

Londonderry
axe
Sturge.1715
Large polished stone axe with flat, angled butt, possibly damage.

Londonderry
axe
Sturge.1714
Polished stone axe with tapering slightly damaged butt.

Londonderry
axe
Sturge.1713
Polished stone adze with rounded point at butt.

Londonderry
ploughshare
Sturge.1718
Stone ploughshare; polished on parts of face; curved sides.


Londonderry
axe
Sturge.1717
Polished stone axe with damaged butt.

Londonderry
axe
Sturge.1716
Small polished stone axe.

Londonderry
grooved pebble
Sturge.2292
Grooved pebble; discoidal shape with defined sides and edges; convex faces; grooves on faces are pronounced; brown colour.

Termoneeny
axe
18431226.112
Polished stone axe; butt missing.


Coleraine
discoidal scraper (?); core (?)
Sturge.710
Flint discoidal scraper or core.

Coleraine, sand dunes (near)
scraper (?); core (?)
19641206.220
Flint scraper or core.

Killybean
notched scraper
19020311.130
Flint notched scraper.

Killybean
notched scraper
19020311.900
Flint notched scraper.

Termoneeny
axe
18431226.179
Blade end of polished stone axe; butt missing.

Knockoneill, River
axe
18431226.166
Polished stone axe; butt missing.

Tamlaght O'Crilly
chisel
18431226.145
Polished stone chisel with damaged blade.

Tamlaght O'Crilly
adze
18431226.129
Polished stone adze with rounded butt.

Magiligan
adze
18431226.128
Polished stone adze with pointed butt, slightly damaged on one side, and slightly damaged/indented face.

Termoneeny
axe
18431226.113
Polished stone axe; butt missing; blunt butt, chipped.

Tamlaght O'Crilly
axe
18431226.111
Polished stone axe with damaged, rounded butt and chipped blade.

Tamlaght O'Crilly
axe
18431226.103.a
Polished stone axe with damaged butt and slightly chipped blade.

Termoneeny
axe
18431226.102
Polished stone axe with damaged butt and blade.

Tamlaght O'Crilly
axe
18431226.840
Polished stone axe with damaged butt and dint on one side.

Termoneeny
axe
18431226.730
Polished stone axe with pointed butt; blade damaged.

Dungiven
axe
18431226.690
Polished stone axe and butt fragmant, removed for petrology analysis.

Tamlaght O'Crilly
axe
18431226.580
Polished stone axe with worn, pointed butt; one flat side, one convexly curved,

Coleraine
axe
20050501.299
Flaked stone axe with pointed butt.

Dunboe, sand dunes, Grange Moor
grooved pebble
Sturge.2293
Grooved stone pebble; very worn; ovular shape, grooves are shallow; grey-brown colour.

Claudy
battle-axe
St.134.n
Fragment of a perforated stone battle-axe blade, broken behind perforation, and decorated with two grooved lines around perforation. Grey in colour.

Grillagh, River; Grillagh House
axe
18431226.180
Polished stone axe; blade missing; one face damaged/indented.

Bann, River; Coleraine (near)
battle-axe
Sturge.1088
Perforated stone battle-axe, decorated with grooved lines around circumference of perforation on both sides, top and bottom. One end is flat while the other is a blade. Colour is brown with flecks of black.

Kilrea
scraper (?); knife (?)
19650209.220
Flint knife or scraper.

Killygullic
axe
18431226.197
Polished stone axe with flat butt, possibly from damage, and chipped blade.

Craigadick
chisel
18431226.193
Polished stone chisel, butt end missing, and petrology slice.

Killycon
axe
18431226.188
Small polished stone axe with flat butt.

Killygullic
axe
18431226.174
Polished stone axe with off-centre pointed butt.

Geroghan
adze
18431226.131
Polished stone adze with gently rounded butt.

Coolnasillagh Mountain (Magherafelt LGD)
axe
18431226.130
Polished stone axe with rounded butt; chipped blade.

Killycon
axe
18431226.126
Polished stone axe with worn, rounded butt.

Drumnacanon
axe
18431226.123
Polished stone axe; butt missing; blade chipped.

Eden
adze
18431226.122
Polished stone adze with damaged butt, blade and side.

Killycon
adze
18431226.115
Polished stone adze with damaged butt and indentations on face.

Moyhee
axe
18431226.106
Polished stone axe with worn butt.

Broagh
axe
18431226.810
Polished stone axe with rounded butt and damaged blade; surface of axe damaged/indented.

Culnady
axe
18431226.760
Polished stone axe; butt missing; chipped blade.

Cagragh
chisel
18431226.590
Polished stone chisel and petrology slice from butt end.

Gortread
axe
18431226.230
Polished stone axe with flat, worn butt and chipped blade.

Kilrea
knife
19650209.260
Flint knife.

Brackagh Bridge
axe
18431226.0127*
Polished stone axe with tapering, slightly damaged, rounded butt; slight damage to face.

Kilrea
axe
18431226.218
Polished stone axe with rounded point at butt.

Kilrea
axe
18431226.216
Polished stone axe with rounded butt and blunt blade.

 Lismoyle
axe
18431226.215
Polished stone axe with flat butt and damaged blade.

Drumnacanon
axe
18431226.214
Polished stone axe; butt missing; blade chipped.

Mullaghboy
axe
18431226.213
Polished stone axe with damaged butt.

Gortread
axe
18431226.212
Polished stone axe; butt missing.

Gortmacrane
axe
18431226.211
Polished stone axe; butt missing; damage to face.

Kilrea
adze
18431226.210
Polished stone adze with slightly damaged butt

Slieve Gallion Mountain
axe
18431226.201
Polished stone axe body; butt damaged; blade end missing.

Moneywidh
axe
18431226.200
Polished stone axe with damaged butt.

Drumlane
axe
18431226.199
Polished stone axe; butt missing.

Gortread
axe
18431226.198
Polished stone axe; rounded butt; damaged/indented surface.

Killygullic
axe
18431226.196
Polished stone axe with slightly damaged butt.

Bovedy
axe
18431226.195
Polished stone axe with flat, damaged butt.

Iniscarn (Forest?)
axe
18431226.194
Small polished stone axe with flat butt.

Eden
axe
18431226.192
Polished stone axe with slightly damaged butt.

Eden
adze
18431226.191
Polished stone adze; blade damaged; worn butt.

Gallon
axe
18431226.190
Polished stone axe with slightly damaged butt.

Swatragh
axe
18431226.138
Polished stone axe with slightly damaged butt and blade.

Killelagh Old Church (Killclagh Lough)
axe
18431226.139
Polished stone axe; butt missing.

Drummuck
axe
18431226.141
Polished stone axe with damaged butt.

Moyhee
axe
18431226.143
Polished stone axe with broken butt, and petrology slice, from butt end.

Gortread
axe
18431226.144
Polished stone axe with damaged butt and chipped blade.

Drumsurn
axe
18431226.146
Polished stone axe with damaged butt.

Swatragh
axe
18431226.147
Polished stone axe with damaged butt and blade.

Drumrainey
axe
18431226.148
Polished stone axe with damged butt.

Grillagh, Granaghan Hill?
axe
18431226.163
Polished stone axe and fragment from butt, sliced for petrology analysis.

Cullion
axe
18431226.167
Polished stone axe with damaged blade and butt.

Gortread
axe
18431226.168
Polished stone axe with flat, angled butt and slightly chipped blade.

Dreenan
axe
18431226.169
Polished stone axe with rounded, worn butt and chipped blade.

Gortread
axe
18431226.170
Polished stone axe with tapering butt.

Timaconway (prob Timaconway)
axe
18431226.175
Small polished stone axe with rounded butt and indentations on/damage to face.

Iniscarn (Forest?)
adze
18431226.176
Polished stone adze with twisted butt.

Moneystaghan
axe
18431226.177
Polished stone axe; butt broken; face damaged.

Whinchurch
axe
18431226.178
Polished stone axe with flat butt; blade chipped; side damaged/indented.

Terrydremont, Terrydoo Clyde?
axe
18431226.181
Blade end of polished stone axe and petrology slice.

Gortread
axe
18431226.189
Small polished stone axe with damaged butt.

Moneystaghan
axe
18431226.187
Polished stone axe; butt missing.

Kilrea
axe
18431226.186
Polished stone axe with slightly damaged point.

Toberhead
axe
18431226.185
Polished stone axe; blade end missing; pointed butt.

Gortread
axe
18431226.184
Polished stone axe; butt missing; blade damaged.

Tirnageragh
axe
18431226.183
Polished stone axe with damaged, pointed butt; blade chipped.

Killymuck
axe
18431226.182
Polished stone axe with damaged butt.

Tyanee
axe
18431226.136
Polished stone axe with damaged butt and chipped blade.

Dreenan
axe
18431226.134
Polished stone axe with damaged butt.

Killygullic
axe
18431226.133
Polished stone axe; butt missing.

Tyanee
axe
18431226.132
Polished stone axe; butt missing.

Brackagh Bridge
axe
18431226.127
Polished stone axe with rounded butt; chipped blade.

Gortread
axe
18431226.125
Blade end of polished stone axe; retouched butt.

Culnady
axe
18431226.124
Polished stone axe with rounded butt.

Knockagin
axe
18431226.121
Polished stone axe and small butt fragment, sliced for petrology analysis.

Bovedy
axe
18431226.119
Polished stone axe with flat sides and damaged blade.

Dunclady
axe
18431226.118
Polished stone axe with butt missing, and petrology slice.

Drumlane
axe
18431226.114
Polished stone axe with rounded butt; shallow groove on face.

Lismoyle
axe
18431226.109
Polished stone axe with rounded butt.

Drumnacanon
axe
18431226.108
Polished stone axe; butt end missing; blade chipped.

Gortread
axe
18431226.107
Polished stone axe with pointed butt.

Straw
axe
18431226.105
Polished stone axe with pointed butt; blade chipped.

Dunclady
axe
18431226.104
Polished stone axe.

Tonagh
axe
18431226.101
Polished stone axe with damaged rounded butt and chipped blade.

Moneystaghan
axe
18431226.100
Polished stone axe with slightly damaged, thin butt; blade chipped.

Lislane
axe
18431226.990
Polished stone axe with flat, worn butt; damage/indentations on face.

Kilrea
adze
18431226.970
Polished stone adze with butt broken to point.

Broagh
axe
18431226.960
Polished stone axe and sliced butt fragment; blade of axe chipped.

Dunclady
axe
18431226.950
Polished stone axe; butt end missing.

Craigadick
axe
18431226.930
Polished stone axe with rounded butt; surface damage/indentations.

Dreenan
axe
18431226.920
Polished stone axe with worn butt.

Magheramore (Ballynameen?)
axe
18431226.910
Polished stone axe with damaged butt, chipped blade and damage/indents on face.

Aghandillah (archaic)
axe
18431226.900
Polished stone axe, with flat, angled butt, possibly damage; chipped blade.

Drumsurn
axe
18431226.890
Polished stone axe with flat butt; damaged/indentations on surface.

Iniscarn Forest
axe
18431226.880
Polished stone axe with slight damage to butt and blade.

Eden
axe
18431226.870
Polished stone axe; butt missing; damage to face.

Bovedy
axe
18431226.860
Polished stone axe with damaged butt.

Mullaghboy
axe
18431226.850
Polished stone axe and pointed butt fragment, sliced for petrology analysis, blade of axe chipped.

Knockagin
axe
18431226.830
Polished stone axe with flat butt.

Killygullic
axe
18431226.820
Polished stone axe and fragment of butt, removed for petrology analysis.

Tyanee
axe
18431226.800
Polished stone axe with thin, rounded butt and chipped blade; flat sides.

Lismoyle
axe
18431226.790
Polished stone axe with damaged butt and blade.

Maghera (near)
axe
18431226.780
Polished stone axe with damaged butt and blade.

Inishrush
axe
18431226.770
Polished stone axe; butt missing; indents on sides of face.

Killymuck
axe
18431226.740
Polished stone axe with rounded butt; damaged face.

Kilrea
axe
18431226.720
Polished stone axe; butt missing; blade slightly damaged.

Drumsurn
axe
18431226.710
Polished stone axe with damaged butt.

Killygullic
axe
18431226.680
Polished stone axe body, butt and blade missing, and petrology slice from butt end.

Killycon
axe
18431226.640
Polished stone axe with damaged butt and blade.

Killymuck
axe
18431226.630
Polished stone axe; butt missing.

Culnady
axe
18431226.620
Polished stone axe with slightly worn, rounded butt.

Broagh
axe
18431226.610
Polished stone axe with dmaged butt and blade.

Maghera (near)
axe
18431226.600
Polished stone axe with slightly damaged, rounded butt; damage to face.

Killycon
axe
18431226.570
Polished stone axe with damaged butt and blade.

Magheramore (Ballynameen?)
axe
18431226.560
Polished stone axe with slightly worn, rounded butt.

Lismoyle
axe
18431226.550
Polished stone axe, with slightly damaged butt and face; flat sides.

Moneystaghan
axe
18431226.250
Polished stone axe with broken butt and shallow groove running along butt end of face.

Moykee
axe
18431226.430
Flaked and polished flint axe with round butt and uneven blade.

Derrynoyd
adze
18431226.260
Large polished stone adze with slightly damaged butt and chipped blade.

Maghera (near)
axe
18431226.240
Polished stone axe with slightly damaged, rounded butt; blunt blade.

Drumgarvagh (Tamlaght or Kil)
axe
18431226.220
Polished stone axe with rounded butt; blade chipped.

Drumoolish
axe
18431226.210
Polished stone axe with tapering, rounded butt.

Moneystaghan
axe
18431226.200
Polished stone axe with damaged butt and chipped blade.

Lismoyle
axe
18431226.180
Polished stone axe with rounded butt.

Ringsend (near)
hammer
20050501.270
Stone mace, partly perforated on both faces. Large circular with a rough surface. White and brown in colour.

Maghera
macehead
Sturge.1087
Perforated stone macehead. Oval shaped with a smooth surface. Marble like in colour.

Kilrea
axe
Sturge.1712
Flaked and polished flint axe.

Kilrea
pebble
20050501.983
Perforated pebble, polished; ovoidal shape; damage to ends and sides, particularly around perforation, extensive fine cracks on sides; mottled dark brown colour.

Grillagh, Granaghan Hill?
axe
18431226.137
Polished stone axe with slight damage to butt and face.

Kilrea (near); Bann, River
battle-axe
18531123.700
Perforated and polished stone battle-axe hammer with flattened butt and rounded sides, brown colour.

Carrowmenagh
axe
18431226.140
Polished stone axe; butt missing.

Carrowmenagh
axe
18431226.670
Polished stone axe; butt missing.

Faughanvale
axe
18431226.650
Polished stone axe, butt missing, and fragment, sliced for petrology.