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Club reused as an ard share from Crookston, Northmaven, Shetland

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Club reused as an ard share from Crookston, Northmaven, Shetland
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An ard is a light plough which can break up the earth, but not turn it over. This sandstone club was reused as an ard share. It was found at Crookston at Northmaven in Shetland and could date anytime between 2500 BC and 200 AD.

Elongated handled club of sandstone, reused as an ard share, from Crookston, Northmaven, Shetland

Early ploughing was generally done with an ard pulled by draught animals. The ard was fitted with shares (blades of metal, wood, bone or stone) which broke the soil.

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