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Baile Mhargaite

Findspot (20th Century), Lithic Implement(S) (Mesolithic)

Site Name Baile Mhargaite

Classification Findspot (20th Century), Lithic Implement(S) (Mesolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Baile Mhargait/invernaver

Canmore ID 6421

Site Number NC76SW 25

NGR NC 700 614

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Farr
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC76SW 25 700 613.

NC 700 613. Flint core and chert flakes found. In possession of finder.

DES 1976.

No further information; the finder cannot be located.

Visited by OS (N K B) 29 September 1978.

NC 700 614 To the N of the hut-circles, enclosures, and cairns on the gravel surface of the fluvio-glacial outwash plain at Invernaver (NC66SE 3), lies a scatter of flaked stone artefacts. It covers an area of at least 4800 sq m, extending under dune remnants to the N, E, and W. No stratified features are visible. Blades, blade cores, and one narrow blade microlith indicate that the material is of mesolithic date. Both flint and chalcedony are present. Much of the material is glossy and eroded, through exposure to sand and wind.

Sponsor: Northern Studies Centre

C R Wickham-Jones and C Firth 1990b.

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