Creag nan Uamh (Cave No. 1), Assynt, Highland


NGR: NC 2679 1704

NMR: NC21NE 1

Canmore: 4615

Excavation: Cree, J.E. & Callander, J.G., 1926.

Curation: Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh

Burials: MNI: 1

Finds: Iron knife, animal bones.

Date: Neolithic (1).

14C: 4470 to 4720 bp (OxA-5758, 5759, 5760, 5761) on human bone.

Bibliography:

Callander, J.G., Cree, J.E. & Ritchie, J. (1927) Preliminary report on caves containing Palaeolithic relics, near Inchnadamph, Sutherland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 61: 169-172.

Cree, J.E. (1927) Palaeolithic man in Scotland. Antiquity 1: 218-221.

Hedges, R.E.M. et al. (1998) Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry Datelist 26. Archaeometry 40: 437-455.

Lawson, T.J. (1981) The 1926-7 excavations of the Creag nan Uamh bone caves, near Inchnadamph, Sutherland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 111: 7-20.

Saville, A. (2005) Archaeology and the Creag nan Uamh bone caves, Assynt, Highland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 135: 343-369.

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