Notice of the Discovery of Two Vessels of Clay on the Culbin Sands, the first containing Wheat and the Second from a Kitchen-Midden, with a Comparison of the Culbin Sands and the Glenluce Sands and of the Relics found on them
Grain, Pottery Vessels, Flint Scraper, Oyster Cockle, Burnt Bone, Periwinkle Shells, Grain Pounder, Charred Wood, Hammerstone, Sherds, Carbonised Wheat, Vessels, Grains, Artefacts, Animal Bones, Vessel
Iron Age, Bronze Age
A broken pottery vessels found at Culbin Sands contained grains of carbonised wheat with a hammer-stone or grain pounder a short distance away. The artefacts lay on an old ground surface which had largely blown away. A flint scraper, some charred wood and two small fragments of burnt bone were also recovered. The grain had been threshed, as no ears of grain were seen. The sherds from a second vessel were embedded in a sandy matrix along with oyster, cockle, and periwinkle shells, and the bones of animals and birds, some of the animal bones being calcined. The date of the vessels is uncertain and they could be Bronze Age or Iron Age. A brief survey of earlier discoveries is presented.