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Quoys Of Reiss

Lithic Scatter (Prehistoric)

Site Name Quoys Of Reiss

Classification Lithic Scatter (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Caithness Fieldwalking Project

Canmore ID 240629

Site Number ND35NW 47

NGR ND 333 573

NGR Description Centred on ND 333 573

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Wick
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND35NW 87 centred on ND 333 573

ND 333 573 (centre) Eight fields were walked either side of the A9 in April 2002, on the strip of land directly behind Sinclair Bay, and over 1500 lithics were collected. A fairly high density spread of material was recorded across the whole area, with material including a large number of cores and scrapers (predominantly side and thumbnail), a single lozenge-shaped arrowhead, and a broken bifacial knife recovered. Five discrete clusters of material were identified in the fields to the S of Quoys of Reiss Farm, each producing between 100-500 lithics. The assemblages recovered from each were comparable, with a high proportion of primary working represented. The clusters also produced flake cores, scrapers and a number of truncated flakes.

Sponsors: HS, University of Cardiff, Thrumster Estate

A Pannett 2002

See also ND35NW 41: flint scatters


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