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TITLE
Reindeer antler found at Yarhouse Broch, Caithness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2475_P138
PLACENAME
Wick
DISTRICT
Eastern Caithness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
DATE OF IMAGE
1873
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31716
KEYWORDS
Yarhouse Broch
brochs
Loch of Yarhouse
Joseph Anderson
reindeer antlers
antlers
spindle whorls
pottery
rubbing stones
tools
Reindeer antler found at Yarhouse Broch, Caithness

These pieces of reindeer antler were found at Yarhouse Broch, five miles south of Wick, at the south end of the Loch of Yarhouse in Caithness. Excavated by Mr Joseph Anderson in 1865, the broch yielded other finds including fish bones, pottery, rubbing stones, spindle whorls, and human remains.

Early peoples in Scotland used deer antler for various types of tools; combs, hammers, mattocks, rakes, picks and harpoons. Some of the tools took the natural shape of the antler while others were worked into fashion.

The illustration is from 'Archaeologia Scotica, or Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland', Vol V - Part I, Edinburgh, 1873

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Reindeer antler found at Yarhouse Broch, Caithness

CAITHNESS: Wick

Yarhouse Broch; brochs; Loch of Yarhouse; Joseph Anderson; reindeer antlers; antlers; spindle whorls; pottery; rubbing stones; tools

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

These pieces of reindeer antler were found at Yarhouse Broch, five miles south of Wick, at the south end of the Loch of Yarhouse in Caithness. Excavated by Mr Joseph Anderson in 1865, the broch yielded other finds including fish bones, pottery, rubbing stones, spindle whorls, and human remains.<br /> <br /> Early peoples in Scotland used deer antler for various types of tools; combs, hammers, mattocks, rakes, picks and harpoons. Some of the tools took the natural shape of the antler while others were worked into fashion.<br /> <br /> The illustration is from 'Archaeologia Scotica, or Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland', Vol V - Part I, Edinburgh, 1873