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Dr Thomas Boyle Grierson

Flint Knife, Barndennoch

Period:
Bronze Age
Description:

A large flint knife with rounded tooled edge, pale grey, with mottled surface on its flat side. Discovered by Mr Irving, a local farmer near Barndennoch, this site revealed seven stone cists which were located inside a cairn, and in 1862 this knife was found inside one of them. The cist also contained human bones and shows evidence of having been burned.

 

It is not always possible to distinguish between neolithic and Bronze Age stone tools. Certain types of arrowhead were more finely finished, but simple tools such as scrapers and knives were produced in the same manner for thousands of years.        

 

Place of Discovery:
Barndennoch
Materials/Media:
stone & flint
Dimensions:
weight: 14.27 g
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1965.159
Digital Number:
RPD0078