Ulva Cave (A’Chrannag), Kilninian and Kilmore, Argyll and Bute


NGR: NM 4314 3843

NMR: NM43NW 22

Canmore: 22022

Excavation: C. Bonsall, 1987, 1990-91.

Curation: ?

Burials: MNI: 1 (juvenile).

Finds: Early Neolithic pottery, flint and pitchstone artefacts, animal bones.

Date: Unknown (5)

14C: 5750 bp (OxA-3738) on antler; 4990 bp (GU-2707) on charcoal.

Bibliography:

Bonsall, C., Sutherland, D.G. & Lawson, T.J. (1988) Ulva Cave, 1987. Archaeological Journal 145: 3--.

Bonsall, C., Sutherland, D.G. & Lawson, T.J. (1989) Ulva Cave and the early settlement of Northern Britain. Transactions of the British Cave Research Association 16 (3): 109-111.

Bonsall, C., Sutherland, D.G. & Lawson, T.J. (1991) Excavations in Ulva Cave, western Scotland 1987: a preliminary report. Mesolithic Miscellany 12: 18-23.

Bonsall, C. et al. (1992) Excavations in Ulva Cave, western Scotland 1989: a preliminary report. Mesolithic Miscellany 13: 7-13.

Hedges, R.E.M. et al. (1993) Radiocarbon dates from from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry Datelist 17. Archaeometry 35: 305-326.

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

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