MHG7303 - Flint knife, 5 Wyvis Road, Nairn


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A flint knife from Sandown Road, Nairn, was donated to the NMAS in 1964 by R MacDonald, Nairn.
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1967.

This flint knife was found at NH 8661 5554 by Mr MacDonald in 1964, about 1' under ground level in peat, whilst digging the foundaton for a private house - 5 Wyvis Road.
Visited by OS (A A) 24 May 1971.

This "knife" - Acc. No. AB 2800 - is a long blade of light buff-grey cherty flint, 3.3" long, 0.1" max. width, with no secondary marking. A blade as large as this is not Mesolithic, but it could be either Neolithic or Early Bronze Age.
Information from Dr Close-Brooks, NMAS to OS, 6 March 1972.

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Grid reference Centred NH 8660 5553 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH85NE
Civil Parish NAIRN
Geographical Area NAIRN

Finds (1)

  • KNIFE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)

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