MHG6947 - Flint Implements - Kingsteps Quarry
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 8000 BC to 4001 BC)
- None recorded
Rough stone and flint implements found in association with charcoal, and encased in a bed of peat covered by sand above Kingsteps quarries, indicate Mesolithic occupation. The peat has been radio-carbon - dated to c. 5500 BC.
J B Simpson 1954; Information from Nairnshire Telegraph, 8 March 1960.
Flakes of flint and quartz from Kings Step Quarry were donated to NMAS by Dr J B Simpson, Nairn. (AC 650-3)
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1962.
According to local information the finds mady by Dr Simpson, now deceased, came from the NE end of Kingsteps Quarries in the area centred NH 8997 5712. The quarries are now disused and overgrown.
Visited by OS (R L) 8 December 1970.
Flint flakes are listed under Acc. Nos. AC 650-3 in the NMS catalogue. <1>
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1978. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Nairn District, Highland Region. . 24, No. 206.
- --- Text/Publication/Article/Newspaper Article: Simpson, J B. 1954. The Nairnshire Telegraph.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1962. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 93 1959-60, p.252-8. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 252-8. 252.
- <1> Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. AC 650- AC 653.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8997 5711 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
- FLAKE (Mesolithic - 8000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15113 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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