MHG2512 - Possible Bone Knife Handle - Lower Dounreay


Bone handle, Lower Dounreay

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Half a small cylinder of bone, possibly a knife handle, was found during clearance of a site at Lower Dounreay, and was donated to NMAS by Atomic Energy Authority, Dounreay.
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1968.

No further info was obtained regarding this find.
Visited by OS (J B) 8 September 1979.

This object is listed in the NMS catalogue under Acc. No. HR 1289. It is described as a portion of a cylinder of bone, split lengthwise with one end sawn across and the other with internal bevel. It was donated by the Atomic Energy Authority in 1966. <1>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NC 9810 6700 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC96NE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

  • HANDLE? (Undated)

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