MHG2024 - Various Finds - Ackergill Links
Prehistoric finds, Ackergill Links
Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
Two leaf-shaped flint arrowheads, two rings of bronze or brass wire, and two pieces of rubbed bone, from Ackergill Links (ND 340 567) were donated to NMAS by representatives of Sir Francis Tress-Barry. Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1908.
Two shale discs from Ackergill Links were purchased for NMAS. One measure 3.25ins in diameter and 1.25ins thick, and other 3 7/8ins in diameter and 1/2ins thick. Both show tool marks.
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1925.
Three arrowheads were donated to the NMS in 1908 from Sir Francis Tress Barry's collection (Acc. Nos. AD 1344-46). These are recorded as coming from Ackergill, Wick, Caithness and two may therefore be the leaf-shaped arrowheads from here. The third is likely the barbed and tanged arrowhead from MHG2136. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1926. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 60 1925-6, p.10-26, 95-104, 149-55, 215-18, 254-6, 300-4. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 10-26, 95-104, 149-55, 21. 21.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1909. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library, with exhibits', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 43 1908-9, p.8-23, 73-5, 145-6, 176-9, 268-71, 291-5. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 8-23, 73-5, 145-6, 176-9,. 18.
- <1> Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. AD 1344-46.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 3399 5669 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
- RING (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
- UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)
- DISC (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)
- LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/9134 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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