2004.159.1

Collection of bone flints and pottery shards found by John Bowler in Balephuil in June 2003.

Collection of bone flints and pottery shards found by John Bowler in Balephuil, O/S Ref: NL 94328 40950, in June 2003.

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Object Details

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Artefacts from a Mesolithic midden

While looking at sand martin nest burrows in a low sandy cliff at the west end of Traigh Bhi in 2003, Dr John Bowler noticed a number of fragments of pottery, bone and flints in the sand at the foot of the cliff. These were reported to archaeologists at the University of Reading, who excavated the site the following summer as part of a larger project. A total of around 80 worked objects were found at the site including L-R (top row) two blades, a worked bone point, a tooth/bone and (bottom row) decorated pottery fragments (the 50p is for scale).
Normal Location: Main Store North: archive box 62
Current Location: normal location

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