Borness Cave, Borgue, Dumfries and Galloway


NGR: NX 6208 4466

NMR: NX64SW 1

Canmore: 63989

Excavation: 1872-78.

Curation: National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland.

Burials: MNI: 2.

Finds: Whetstones, bronze and bone artefacts, glass armlet, Samian pottery, animal bones.

Date: ?Romano-British (4)

14C: -

Bibliography:

Clarke, W.B. (1876) Notice of excavations in the Borness Cave in the summer of 1874. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 11: 305-309.

Clarke, W.B. (1878) Final report on the Borness exploration. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 12: 669-681.

Corrie, A.J., Clarke, W.B. & Hunt, A.R. (1875) On a cave containing bones and objects of human workmanship at Borness, Kirkcudbrightshire. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 10: 476-507.

Curle, J. (1932) An inventory of objects of Roman and provincial Roman origin found on sites in Scotland not definitely associated with Roman constructions. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 66: 332-333.

Kilbride-Jones, H.E. (1938) Glass armlets in Britain. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 72: 374-375.

Robertson, A.S. (1970) Roman finds from non-Roman sites in Scotland. Britannia 1: 198-226.

Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (1914) Fifth Report and Inventory of Monuments and Constructions in Galloway, II, County of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. RCAHMS, Edinburgh.

Scott, J.G. (1976) The Roman occupation of South-West Scotland from the recall of Agricola to the withdrawal under Trajan. Glasgow Archaeological Journal 4: 29-44.

Stevenson, R.B.K. (1976) Romano-British glass bangles. Glasgow Archaeological Journal 4: 45-54.

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