Duntroon Cave, Kilmartin, Argyll and Bute


NGR: NR 8004 9587

NMR: NR89NW 25

Canmore: 39466

Excavation: 1862; R.J. Mapleton, 1875.

Curation: ?

Burials: MNI: 7+

Finds: Flint scrapers, flint core, animal bones.

Date: Unknown (5)

14C: -

Bibliography:

Campbell, M. & Sandeman, M.L.S. (1961-2) Mid Argyll: a field survey of the historic and prehistoric monuments. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 95: 1-125.

Mapleton, R.J. (1870) Report on prehistoric remains in the neighbourhood of the Crinan Canal, Argyllshire. Journal of the Ethnological Society of London 2: 153-154.

Mapleton, R.J. (1874) Note of a bone cave at Duntroon. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 10: 306-308.

Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (1975) Argyll, an Inventory of the Monuments: Mid Argyll and Cowal, Prehistoric and Early Historic Monuments. RCAHMS, Edinburgh.

Saville, A. & Hallen, Y. (1994) The 'Obanian Iron Age': human remains from the Oban cave sites, Argyll, Scotland. Antiquity 68: 715-723.

Tolan-Smith, C. (2001) The Caves of Mid Argyll: an Archaeology of Human Use. SAS Monograph Series 20. Edinburgh.

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