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The Selby Antiquarian Collection

Worked flints, Blairbuy

Period:
Bronze Age
Description:

A selection of flint tools found on the farm at Blairbuy.  This group includes a flint knife and three scrapers.

 

The Selby Collection contains thirteen flint items from Blairbuy.  The Selby Notebook also refers to two burial cists investigated on the farm in the 1890s.  Interestingly three more cists were found during ploughing at Blairbuy in 2012.

Place of Discovery:
Blairbuy, Mochrum
Materials/Media:
Flint
Dimensions:
Knife: 64mm long
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 2004.06
Digital Number:
SMAH 060
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
References:
Murray, J. 2005. The William McDowall Selby Collection, Trans DGNHAS LXXIX, 147-172.