Highland HER Monument MHG61321: Lithics - Coral Bay, Claigan


Site NameLithics - Coral Bay, Claigan
Site Type(s)FINDSPOT (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)
Find Type(s)CORE (3) Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC? (FHG3945)
DEBITAGE (6-10) Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC? (FHG3947)
FLAKE (3) Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC? (FHG3946)
NGRNG 2234 5515
Record created21/11/2019 11:51:46
Last updated05/12/2019 10:26:42

Description and Sources

The Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre holds small collection of lithic stone tools and debitage. According to a letter in the archives, they were found in 1984 in a trench or burn immediately behind Coral beach. They were examind by Talla Hopper who recorded 12 lithics:
1 definite flint core and 2 possible cores.
3 dark chert/mudstone flakes, one probably a blade flake and two possibly. All three have been damaged since the original working.
1 small flint. Possible debitage.
1 small chert? Possible debitage
4 tiny flint pieces. No definite signs of working
None were diagnostically Mesolithic in character.
Listed under Acc. No. 1989.3. <1>

GIS spatial data is an approximation based on the above description only and does not represent the precise findspot. GW 21/11/19

<1> Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), 2019, Finds Collection at Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre, 1889.3 (Text/Record Form/Project Recording Form). SHG28408.

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