MHG2006 - Pottery Sherd - Skitten


Pottery, possibly a Unstan-type bowl, Skitten

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2401 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A sherd from an unknown site at Skitten (ND 318 570) may be part of an Unstan-type bowl. It is in the collection of Sir Francis Tress Barry owhich was donated to NMAS in 1908 (Stevenson 1948)(Acc No: GA 909). Of hard black to grey pottery, it is a fragment of a rim about 7.5 ins in diameter, with external decoration in the form of a groove below the rim with, below it, a series of slightly oblique lines.
R B K Stevenson 1948; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1909.

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred ND 3179 5700 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND35NW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

  • VESSEL (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2401 BC?)

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