MHG51542 - Find spot of worked lithics, Stemster


A scatter of worked lithic material was identified during a watching brief.

Type and Period (2)

  • LITHIC SCATTER (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Lithic material was identified in the topsoil during a watching brief on a replacement water main in October 2008. The amount of debitage remained roughly constant along a 500m section of the pipeline trench after which no further finds were noted. The topsoil in this area was noticeably peaty, overlaying bedrock. The lithics consist of at least one thumbnail scraper and debitage including core reduction flakes, core rejuvenation flakes and thinning flakes. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred ND 17254 62862 (499m by 500m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16SE
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (2)

  • THUMB NAIL SCRAPER (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)
  • DEBITAGE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (1)

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