MHG11055 - Flint Spear, Burn Bank, Rhilfail, Cladh Rivigill
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC?)
- None recorded
A finely worked, hollow based flint spearhead, 4 1/8 ins by 1 1/8 ins in maximum breadth and 3/16 ins in maximum thickness, was found about 1875, after heather burning, in the bank of a burn at Rhifail (NC 729 494). Ripple flaked, it is of a type more common in Scandinavia than in Scotland.
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1908.
It was donated to NMAS by Rev Angus MacKay in 1908 (Acc. No. AD 1340). <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1908. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library, with exhibits', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 42 1907-8, p.9-12, 64-5, 162-5, 208-11, 294-7, 320-5. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 9-12, 64-5, 162-5, 208-11. 294-5; illust..
- <1> Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. AD 1340.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 7290 4939 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
- SPEARHEAD (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC?)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/6192 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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