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Culbin Sands

Bead(S) (Amber)

Site Name Culbin Sands

Classification Bead(S) (Amber)

Canmore ID 126354

Site Number NH96SE 11

NGR NH 98 61

NGR Description NH c. 98 61

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Dyke And Moy
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Morayshire

Archaeology Notes

NH96SE 11 c. 98 61

Two amber beads from Culbin Sands are in Aberdeen University Anthropological Museum (accession no. ABDUA 15513 and 767). One of the beads is a medium-sized, flat, thin disk with round/sharp edges. It has a circular cross-section and rectangular with rounded corners in longitudinal section. It measures between 11.5mm and 18.5mm in diameter or length and between 6mm and 8.5mm in thickness. The second bead is axe-shaped, with a drop-shaped longitudinal section. It measures 14.5mm in length by 9mm in breath and is 5mm thick.

C Beck and S Shennan 1991.


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