5.4.3.3 Organics

No artefacts of wood are known from Neolithic Highland region, although there may be bone or antler artefacts among the assemblages of material excavated as a result of developer-funded fieldwork (despite the generally poor conditions for survival of these materials); no exhaustive search of the available literature has yet been made. There is a perforated ox phalange from Lower Dounreay chamber tomb (MHG2479), and a ‘scoop’ made from a bone, probably from an ungulate, in Tulloch of Assery B chamber tomb (MHG932), that may well be of Neolithic date (Henshall 1963, 254, 281; Davidson and Henshall 1991,70, 130, 162).

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