MHG6947 - Flint Implements - Kingsteps Quarry


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 8000 BC to 4001 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8997 5711 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH85NE
Civil Parish NAIRN
Geographical Area NAIRN

Finds (1)

  • FLAKE (Mesolithic - 8000 BC? to 4001 BC?)

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