Ancient Wooden Trap from the Moss of Auquharney, Aberdeenshire
Artefacts, Birch, Bow
Neolithic, Early Iron Age, 1st Century To The Early 5th Century Ad, Bronze Age, Late Bronze Age
The trap was found in peat and comprises a body made of alder, a movable flap or door made of birch, a bow and two pegs made of willow. With the exception of a horn of Bos Longifrons found 300 feet away no other artefacts were found. The construction is practically identical with twelve univalvular wooden traps found in Ireland and Wales.