Cowie, Trevor, Hall, Mark A, Northover, Peter and O'Connor, Brendan (2011) A Middle Bronze Age dirk from the River Tay at Friarton, Perth. Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal, 17. pp. 11-18. ISSN 1360-5550

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The writers describe the circumstances of discovery and acquisition and local significance of a fine Middle Bronze age dirk found in the River Tay near Perth. Attention is also drawn to a very similar weapon from Pitchaithly, Dunbarney, originally reported in the 19th century, and consideration is given to the possible location of that discovery. Analysis suggests that both dirks are of Irish metal or Irish in origin.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dirks, Ireland, Middle Bronze Age, rapiers, riverine deposition, River Tay
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Archaeology (to 2011)
Funders: National Museums Scotland
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Depositing User: Ruth Churchman
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2012 14:32
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 11:00

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