MHG61783 - Bead - Cantraybruich


A possible Late Bronze Age cannel coal bead was discovered fieldwalking.

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A black bead was found fieldwalking, close to the position of two cairns at Cantraybruich. It was found within an area of a more extensive scatter of worked flint and quartz. It measured 16.8mm by 14.4mm with a thickness of 7.9mm and was identified by x-ray fluorescence spectrometry to be made of cannel coal. The closest parallels in material and shape are of Late Bronze Age date, although a later date cannot be ruled out for it. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7765 4590 (60m by 60m)
Map sheet NH74NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

  • BEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

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