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A magnetometer survey and trial excavation was carried out on the site in 1982-3 by the Central Excavation Unit, Historic Buildings and Monuments: Scottish Development Department. This was necessary due to the threat to the site by gravel extraction. Further work was undertaken in 1983.
Measured 1.25m by 0.7m and 0.7m deep and consisted of four large slabs and a massive capstone.
Measured 0.9m by 0.5m and 0.5m deep and consisted of four large slabs with a large cover slab and basal slab. The gaps between the basal slab and the side and end-slabs had been filled with cobbling. There were no burial deposits.
Measured 0.35m by 0.27m and 0.24m deep and had been set in a pit filled with boulders, there was no capstone.
- charcoal and burnt bone, the remains of an urn containing a cremation and a plano-convex knife was found nearby.
The other features included a shallow pit which contained charcoal and fragments of cremated bone, pottery sherds and burnt stones.
The site consisted of four cists and four other features (two of which may have been cists) which were situated on the summit of a gravel terrace near Kilmartin. Out of these one cist was repositioned after excavation but was later partly covered by a layby and is now largely overgrown, and the other cists are no longer apparent.
This site is on private land and permission should be sought.
- DES (1983), 22-3
- Mercer, R J "Excavations at Upper Largie Quarry, Kilmartin, Argyll" 1983
- Campbell and Sandeman, 20, no.136
- PSAS, 64 (1929-30), 142-3
- Name Book, No.15, p.12
Mid-Argyll Sites and Artefacts
Mayo - Vestvågøy - Mid-Argyll
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