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Dighty Water

Findspot, Lithic Implement(S) (Flint)(Prehistoric)

Site Name Dighty Water

Classification Findspot, Lithic Implement(S) (Flint)(Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Dighty Valley

Canmore ID 33447

Site Number NO43SE 58

NGR NO 474 326

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dundee, City Of
  • Parish Dundee (Dundee, City Of)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District City Of Dundee
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO43SE 58 474 326

From this site in the lower reaches of the Dighty Water come a series of several hundred flints displaying definite mesolithic characteristics. Of these, the most interesting are pygmy cores of microlithic type and the usual selection of blades of all sizes. Scrapers are represented not only by very steeply dressed examples but by small button-shaped ones also. Rather more unusual are large, heavy tools, adaptable for use as choppers or scrapers. Microlithic tendencies are present only in the form of tiny obliquely trimmed blades. Much of the flint seems to have been burnt.

R Crerar 1963.

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