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Cumstoun

Barbed Point (Antler)

Site Name Cumstoun

Classification Barbed Point (Antler)

Alternative Name(s) River Dee

Canmore ID 64057

Site Number NX65SE 20

NGR NX 68 53

NGR Description NX c. 68 53

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

C14 Radiocarbon Dating

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Twynholm
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX65SE 20 c. 68 53.

The large Mesolithic bilaterally barbed red deer antler point, which was retrieved from the bed of the River Dee at Cumstoun, is preserved in the Stewarty Museum, Kirkcudbright.

A D Lacaille 1954

The antler point, Acc. no.2755 in Kirkcudbright Museum, is described there as a barbed spear point of red deer antler. No further information.

Visited by OS (EGC) 11 February 1965

Dated by radiocarbon to 4715 +/- 70bc (OxA-3735), 4855-4575 cal BC.

NMRS MS/735/1.

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