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Collection of items from an Iron Age or Medieval midden at Balevullin

Cardboard box of 17 artefact bags containing a collection of around 600 pieces of pottery sherds, flints, iron slag, bog iron and iron scrap from the remains of an Iron Age or Medieval midden situated in a blown-out dune on Balevullin machair, 100m north of the road cattlegrid between Kilmoluaig and Balevullin (Baca Charachan). Returned to donor from the Treasure Trove department at the National Museum in Edinburgh.


Fragments of pottery and other material from Balevullin machair

Around 160 small fragments of clay pottery, cast iron cooking pot (17th-19th century), blacksmithing slag and hearth, and chips off beach cobbles, collected from a midden on Balevullin machair by Dr John Holliday between June 2011 and January 2012. Includes an analysis of the material by Dr Fraser Hunter (original copy filed as 2012.65.2).

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