MHG8014 - Flint knife, Ardross
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2401 BC?)
- None recorded
An Ardross crofter, residing in the valley of Strathie' ploughed up a 'flint skinning knife' in 1881. 'It is slightly oval, measuring 3 3/4 inches by 3.5 inches on the flat, and from 3/8 of an inch in the centre to 1/8 of an inch at the circumference. Except about 1.75 inch on which the forefinger rested when in use, the circumference is brought to a uniform edge by grinding it...' In 1883, it was in the possession of a Dr Sutherland of Invergordon, and passed to Mr Maclean, factor of Ardross estate, in 1887. The latter states that it is in NMAS (now RMS). R Maclean 1895.
The description given above agrees with that of the flint disc 'found at Ardross', purchased for NMAS (RMS) in 1894 (Acc No: AA 81). (See NH57SE 6 for a possible findspot.)
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1895.
NMS catalogue describes a polished discoidal flint knife; irregular circular-shaped disc, grey flint, ground to sharp cutting edge all the way round. Acc. No. AA 81. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1895. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and library', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 29 1894-5, p.5-10, 63-7, 104-7, 206-10, 241-3, 272-7. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 5-10, 63-7, 104-7, 206-10. 8.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Maclean, R. 1898. 'Flint skinning knife (now in the Antiquarian Museum, Edinburgh)', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club Vol. 4 1888-95, p.104. Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club. 104. 104.
- <1> Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. AA 81.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6100 7400 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2401 BC?)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13781 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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