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Balfarg

Bracelet(S) (Shale), Unidentified Flint(S) (Flint), Unidentified Pottery (Medieval)

Site Name Balfarg

Classification Bracelet(S) (Shale), Unidentified Flint(S) (Flint), Unidentified Pottery (Medieval)

Canmore ID 77423

Site Number NO20SE 53

NGR NO 28 03

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Markinch
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Kirkcaldy
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO20SE 53 28 03.

A programme of fieldwalking was undertaken to the N of the Balfarg henge (NO20SE 5) complex. Of the 16 fields examined, 14 produced Neolithic and Early Bronze Age flints and 11 produced medieval pottery. Parts of two shale bracelets were discovered in close proximity in the field directly NE of Balfarg Riding School. Apart from a small scatter of Neolithic flints approximately 300 metres N of Balfarg henge, no other concentrations of material were located.. However, an overall distribution of isolated worked flints suggest this area to have been consistently occupied during the Neolithic and Bronze Age.

Sponsors: Fife Regional Council, HS.

J Downes and C Richards 1991.

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