MHG35868 - Flint Core - Sallachy


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic to Late Iron Age - 8000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NG 913 301 A large flint core, possibly early prehistoric in date. Large flakes have been removed from the surface of the piece, and there is no indication of a defined form or working, suggesting the piece is a core rather than a tool. The circumstances of deposition at the discovery site are obscure and the piece may have been redeposited from outside the area. Length 130 x 55mm; weight 573.4g. <1>

This flint core was claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 142/98) and allocated to Inverness Museum (Acc. No. 2000.012). A copy of a letter from Treasure Trove to the finder in 1999 is held in the Inverness Museum archive files which notes the likelihood of the core being prehistoric and its exceptional nature; a substantial piece and with no other similar examples known from Scotland at the time. <2> <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 9130 3009 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG93SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KINTAIL

Finds (1)

  • CORE (Mesolithic to Late Iron Age - 8000 BC? to 560 AD?)

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