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Black Birn

Lithic Scatter (Prehistoric)

Site Name Black Birn

Classification Lithic Scatter (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 348433

Site Number NT05SW 105

NGR NT 0477 5377

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Lanarkshire
  • Parish Dunsyre
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Clydesdale
  • Former County Lanarkshire


Field Visit (20 May 2002 - 22 May 2002)

Site 2 (centred on NGR NT 0477 5377

Worked chert and quartz was recovered over an area of approximately 2000 m², around the head of a spring at NGR NT 0477 5377 (marked as a ‘cistern’ on Ordnance Survey maps). Following its initial discovery, the area was walked more thoroughly to define the extent of the scatter. No artefacts were recovered for at least 10 m beyond the line marked ‘limit of lithic scatter’ in Figure 2. Two main concentrations were identified, centred on NT 0478 5376 and NT 0477 5378, although only a sample of the material present was recovered.

Headland Archaeology Ltd. 2002

Desk Based Assessment (January 2010)

NT 0477 5377: The HER records that worked chert and quartz was recovered over an area of approximately 2000m sq, around the head of a spring at NT 0477 5377 (marked as 'cistern' on Ordnance Survey maps).

Information from George Mudie (CFA Archaeology Ltd) January 2010. OASIS ID: cfaarcha1-74330 (no.12)


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