MHG28057 - Wooden Vessel from Peat, Dalness


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 550 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

(Purchase). Vessel, rudely cut out of a solid block of wood, of oval shape, slightly incurved at the mouth, with two vertical handles in the middle of each end, measuring externally 13 1/2 ins (0.34m) 11 1/2 ins (0.29m) and 7 3/8 ins (0.19m) in height, found in digging peats at Dalness, Sutherland.
PSAS 1937.

The 1:10,000 gazetteer notes Dalness (NC 65 54) as the only such name in Sutherland.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 October 1997.

This object is held in the Royal Museum of Scotland under accession number SFA 24 (formerly ME 747). It has been microscopically indentified as of alder, and may be unfinished.
Information from Dr JA Sheridan (NMS), 5 November 1997.

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Grid reference Centred NC 6500 5400 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC65SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish TONGUE

Finds (1)

  • VESSEL (Iron Age - 550 BC? to 560 AD?)

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