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Poltalloch

Site/Artefact
Poltalloch

Type
Cists

Site Number

National Grid Reference
1820 East
6973 North

Map ( 1:50000)
Ordnance Survey Landranger 55

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Excavation Details
The four cists and settings of stones were exposed during gravel extraction between 1960 and 1962 and subsequently excavated.
Cist 1
Consisted of a hollow and several slabs including the capstone.
Finds
- fragments of bone (some cremated) and teeth representing an adult and child.
Cist 2
Measured about 1m by 0.5m and was 0.55m deep. Its capstone was in position, the floor consisted of carefully laid pebbles which were discoloured by burning.
Finds
- skull fragments, fragments of charcoal, a Beaker (nearby).
Cist 3
Consisted of an irregular slab-lined hollow measuring 1.37m by 0.74m
Finds
- Food Vessel
Cist 4
Measured about 1.2m by 0.5m and was 0.67m deep. The floor consisted of a pavement of rounded pebbles and it had a capstone with 12 cupmarks.
Finds
- Six teeth and the leg bones of a young adult, Food Vessel and a plano convex flint knife.

Description
The remains of four cists. The first was destroyed by a mechanical digger but the capstone, which measures 1.07m by 0.5m and has 70 cupmarks on one side, still lies on the summit of a grassy hillock. The second cist was disturbed by the lowering of the terrace by gravel extraction and its remains lie nearby. The remains of these and the other cists may not be visible any longer.

Access/Ownership
This site is on private land and permission should be sought.

References

Mid-Argyll Sites and Artefacts

 1. Kilmory Oib
 2. Druim an Dúin
 3. Duntroon
 4. Dún Ardifur 1
 5. Eilean Rígh 1
 6. Dún Chonaillach
 7. Loch Awe Crannogs
 8. Torran Hoard
 9. Dún na Nighinne
10. Kilmartin Parish Church
11. Temple Wood Stone Circles
12. Ogham stone, Poltalloch
13. Barnakil Cross
14. Kilbride Chapel
15. Kilbride Crosses
16. Dunadd Fort
17. In Nomine disk
18. Brooch Moulds
19. Dunadd cross-marked quern
20. Loch Glashan Crannog
21. Glebe Cairn

22. Nether Largie North
23. Nether Largie Mid
24. Nether Largie South
25. Ri Cruin
26. Nether Largie
27. Ballymeanoch - Stones
28. Ballymeanoch - Henge
29. Ballymeanoch - Cairn
30. Dunchragaig
31. Baluachraig
32. Carnassarie Castle
33. BallymeanocH - Barrow
34. Dun Mac Samhainn
35. Glenmoine, Upper Largie
36. Creag a' Mhadaidh
37. Carnassarie - Round Cairn
38. Carnasserie - Standing Stones
39. Carnasserie - Cist
40. Carnasserie Cottage
41. Upper Largie - Cist
42. Upper Largie - Rock Carvings

43. Nether Largie
44. Poltalloch - Cist
45. Poltalloch - cists
46. Bruach an Druimein
47. Dunchraigaig - Dun
48. Poltalloch - Round Cairn
49. Rownfield - Cist
50. Ballymeanoch - Cist
51. Poltalloch - Cists
52. Ballymeanoch - Dun
53. Dunadd - Standing Stones
54. Dunadd - Standing Stone
55. Baile Mor - Dun
56. Anaskeog - Rock Carvings
57. Bariole
58. Rhudil - Round Cairn 1
59. Rhudil - Round Cairn 2
60. Kilmartin Castle
61. Slockavullin
62. Rowanfield - Standing Stone
63. Poltalloch - Cremation

 

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