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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).


Suggested identification for pottery `Mystery Object`

Handwritten suggestion for the identification of a large piece of pre-historic pottery drilled with holes. Possibly used as a bee hive, the holes being made for ventilation. Includes drawing and typed transcription. Relates to pottery fragment found by C MacDonell at Salum in 2009 (see 2010.35.1).