Baca na Putain settlement mound, Balinoe

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This settlement mound is in Balinoe. An incised bone pin was found in 2015. Calluna Archaeology did a limited excavation here in 2018. The pin, a loom weight, sherds, a polishing stone and a fishing line anchor weight have been sent to Treasure Trove.

Cnoc nam Putan, Tiree
John Holliday
NL 98497 42166 Fieldwalking, 1 May – 1 October 2017, has identified a mound 300m from the shore. An exposure to the N has revealed a deep horizon of peat ash from which
has fallen a boar’s tusk, a sharpening stone, a possible boat rivet, butchered bones, charcoal and an incised bone pin. Another exposure to the E reveals a layer of large stones, fishbones and fire cracked stones. A 90mm long bone pin shank fragment, which had fallen from the exposure in a lump of peat ash, has a flattened point on which is a two-
strand twist pattern.
Archive: An Iodhlann (the bone pin is with Treasure Trove)
(Discovery and Excavation in Scotland (2017) 18, p. 62)

The fishing line weight is shown.

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