Raschoille Cave, Kilmore and Kilbride, Argyll and Bute

NGR: NM 8546 2888

NMR: NM82NE 47

Canmore: 22924

SCD: 2980

Excavation: K.D. Connock, 1984.

Curation: ?

Burials: MNI: 20+

Finds: Flint arrowhead, worked bone, animal bones.

Date: Early Neolithic (1)

14C: 4535 bp to 4980 bp (Ox-A 8431 to 8537) 4490 bp to 4817 bp (SUERC 67261, 67265 to 67268) 4415 bp to 4770 bp (PSUAMS 2068, 2069, 2155, 2156) on human bone.


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