NGR: NM 8595 3059
NMR: NM83SE 4
Excavation: MacKay, 1869.
Curation: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Burials: MNI: 2 (1 adult, 1 juvenile).
Finds: Flint artefacts, marine shells, animal bones.
Date: Neolithic (1)
14C: 4810 bp (Beta-440529), 4750 bp (Beta-441173) on human bone.
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