The Flints

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Thumbnail scraper in-situ beside Ava’s skull (copyright Highland Council)

Three pieces of flint were included in the burial: two flakes and a tiny thumbnail scraper. Unfortunately, the flint pieces were lost after discovery and before the start of this project, so we were unable to do any analysis on them. We have, however, been able to get a couple of photographs of the thumbnail scraper, visible below.

With thanks to Alan McIvor for giving us the main image of the finds.