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?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

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Grid reference Centred NC 7290 4939 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC74NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

Finds (1)

  • SPEARHEAD (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC?)

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