Rhynie, Aberdeenshire

Rhynie, Aberdeenshire
The Craw Stane with Tap o'Noth hillfort in the background (Photo courtesy of Cathy MacIver).

Friday, 8 April 2016

The axe-pin

We have had the unique axe-pin conserved and the pin looks even more amazing than before - and best of all the suspicions about an animal at the butt-end of it (so many would not believe what we saw!) is completely confirmed.

The pin was found in the upper levels of burnt material around the palisade and post settings (outermost enclosure) in 2012.  It is a very rare example of a well-preserved iron pin. 

The iron axe-pin, post conservation. Photo copyright to O. Sveinbjarnarson and REAP.