No artefacts of wood are known from Neolithic period in the Highland region, although, despite the generally poor conditions for survival of these materials, there may be bone or antler artefacts among the assemblages of material excavated as a result of developer-funded fieldwork. 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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