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

Site Name Earlston

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

Canmore ID 55528

Site Number NT53NE 44

NGR NT 57 38

NGR Description NT c. 57 38

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Earlston
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Ettrick And Lauderdale
  • Former County Berwickshire

Archaeology Notes

NT53NE 44 c. 57 38.

A greenstone axe, 11 ins by 3 1/2 ins, with a rough and pecked surface, from Earlston (NT 57 38) was purchased for the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS) in 1884 (Accession no: AF 246).

NMAS Catalogue 1892

Other articles from Earlston which are in the NMAS comprise: stone pounders (Accession nos: AK 196, AK 249), a whetstone (AL 102), a notched pebble (BG 365), and flints (AA 217, AD 1524, AD 2250, BMA 455, BMA 448, BMA 489, BMA 2270).

NMAS MS Accessions List

Earlston is listed among sites where microliths have been found. A scraper and a weapon head are illustrated, and a grid reference of NT 577 383 (300 ft OD), is quoted.

H Mulholland 1970

'296 flints, 18 non flint, 149 retouched from Earlston are listed among chipped stone artefacts in Wilton Lodge Museum, Hawick (HAKMG 2278-2408, 2582-2713, 2724-2774, 3991), (See also NT53NE 8 for other stone/flint material from Earlston).

Museum Catalogue 1981


Sbc Note

Visibility: Not applicable. Site of an unprovenanced find.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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