MHG25220 - Lithic Scatter and Stone Working site - Cuthill links

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (2)

  • STONE WORKING SITE (Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 8000 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • (Alternate Type) LITHIC SCATTER (Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 8000 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description


NH78NW 25 745 875

See also NH78NE 29 (MHG14563).

NH78NW 25.01 738 872 Flint Working Site (MHG18109)
NH78NW 25.02 743 871 Midden; Stone Hammer; Arrowheads (MHG17927)
NH78NW 25.03 7430 8705 Midden (MHG18108)

Centred NH 745875. A Late Neolithic-Bronze Age land surface, yielding a heavy quartz flake industry and a little flint, is weathering out for several hundred metres along each side of road from Dornoch (NH7989) to Meikle Ferry (NH7287). Flint implements recovered comprise a leaf-shaped arrowhead, a broken barbed and tanged arrowhead and seven scrapers, while quartz industry included 150 utilised flakes and cores showing pronounced bulbs of percussion.
F Newall 1980.

This is a wind-blown area in a raised beach. No flint artifacts or flakes were noted. There are occasional patches where quartz fragments are thinly evident but nothing to suggest other than a natural constituent of the land surface.
Visited by OS (J M) 11 June 1981.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7449 8749 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH78NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

Finds (7)

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 8000 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 8000 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • FLAKE (Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 8000 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • CORE (Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 8000 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 8000 BC? to 551 BC?)

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