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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 650826

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/650826

NC76SW 25 700 613.

NC 700 613. Flint core and chert flakes found. In possession of finder.

DES 1976.

No further information; the finder cannot be located.

Visited by OS (N K B) 29 September 1978.

NC 700 614 To the N of the hut-circles, enclosures, and cairns on the gravel surface of the fluvio-glacial outwash plain at Invernaver (NC66SE 3), lies a scatter of flaked stone artefacts. It covers an area of at least 4800 sq m, extending under dune remnants to the N, E, and W. No stratified features are visible. Blades, blade cores, and one narrow blade microlith indicate that the material is of mesolithic date. Both flint and chalcedony are present. Much of the material is glossy and eroded, through exposure to sand and wind.

Sponsor: Northern Studies Centre

C R Wickham-Jones and C Firth 1990b.

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