Iron Age strike-a-light.

Palm-sized round brown pebble with deep straight grooves on both sides. An Iron Age multifunctional tool: the grooves were used as a ‘strike-a-light’, the edges for hammering, and the flat surfaces for rubbing hide. Found near the top of Dun Mor, Vaul, on 27th July 2005 by holiday-maker Kenny Nelson. It may also have been used by sail-makers for sharpening their needles.

Tiree in 100 Objects – 50 – Strike-a-light

The History of Tiree in 100 Objects

Object Details

Other Number: not specified
Normal Location: Main Store West: freestanding
Current Location: normal location

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