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Lewis, South Dell

Arrowhead (Flint)

Site Name Lewis, South Dell

Classification Arrowhead (Flint)

Canmore ID 4369

Site Number NB46SE 12

NGR NB 494 604

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Barvas
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NB46SE 12 494 604.

See also NB56SW 17.

In April 1985 during manual peat cutting a lozenge-shaped, white flint arrowhead was found. The find spot was visited by the writers but no features or other traces of an anthropogenic nature were detected. The arrowhead came from an area c 600mm below the top of the second peat run; the base of the peat is at least another 500mm deeper. The arrowhead is very finely made, 64mm long and 23mm wide, and quite unlike any other known from the Outer Hebrides. The finder has donated the arrowhead to the Royal Museu, of Scotland (RMS).

A Clarke and M Kemp 1985.

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