MHG8709 - Tain - bone pin & midden


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 550 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The point of a Bone Pin ; a thin, square plate of bone with a perforation at each corner; a small, discoid bead of shell; and part of the burr end of a roe-deer horn, at the broken part encircled by a groove worn by friction; were found in a kitchen-midden near Tain, and presented to the NMAS by the finder, J Graham Callander.
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1931.

No further information found during field investigation.
Visited by OS (W D J) 18 May 1963.

The square object is a weaving tablet. Accession numbers in the NMS are HR 819 (weaving tablet), HR 831 (bead), HR 834 (antler burr) and HR 839 (pin). The weaving tablet and pin suggest an Iron Age date. <1>

The weaving tablet is pictured on SCRAN 000-100-037-881-C. See links below.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7800 8200 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH78SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TAIN

Finds (4)

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Iron Age - 550 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • BEAD (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD?)
  • WEAVING TABLET (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
  • PIN (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

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