Covesea Cave 2, Drainie, Moray

NGR: NJ 1742 7062


Canmore: 16280

SCD: 2100

Excavation: G.L. Darge, 1960s;L. Buster & I. Armit, 2014.

Curation: National Museum of Scotland

Burials: MNI: 1+

Finds: Bone pins, prehistoric pottery, historic pottery, worked flints, animal bones.

Date: late Bronze Age (1)

14C: 2738 bp (SUERC-68715), 2757 bp (SUERC-67816) on human bone.


Buster, L. (2014) The Covesea Caves Project.

Buster, L. & Armit, I. (2015). Moray, Occupation Cave 2, Covesea, Excavation, terrestrial laser scanning and acoustic recording. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 15: 135.

Keillar, I. (1969) Covesea, Parish of Duffus, caves. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland: 34.

Sheridan, A. et al. (2019) A summary round-up list of Scottish archaeological human remains that have been sampled/analysed for DNA as of January 2019. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 19: 227-250.

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