Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Joseph Anderson, 11 March 1877
Scope and Contents
Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Joseph Anderson giving a detailed bibliography of sources for information concerning archaeological finds in the blown sands of the Scottish coast. He details the relevant collections held by the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland, emphasising that large portions of the collections consist of flints and stone implements from the Neolithic period. He comments that the proliferation of such finds are enhanced by the wind blown nature of sandy areas. He puts forward the hypothesis that ancient people manufactured tools in sandy areas because it was easier to find the raw materials. He gives some news of his son who is working in New South Wales in Australia.
- Creation: 11 March 1877
Language of Materials
From the Fonds: 2 metres
possible bibliographic references:
Jamieson, JJ, On the Sands of the Mouth of the Ythan Estuary, Aberdeenshire, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1st series, vol.vi, p240.
Wilson, George, Glenluce, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1st series, vol.xi p.508 and 2nd series vol iii p26.
Rev Gordon of Binnie, Shell Heaps in the Islands of Elginshire
Smith, William, Sands Between Irvine and Adrossan (read at the Glasgow Geological Society)
Smith, JG, Reindeer in Scotland, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol.viii, p186.
Sarah Higgins 13 June 2001