Excavations at Kilmelfort Cave, Argyll

John Coles (Author)


Keyword(s):
Artefacts, rock shelters, cave, rockfall, flint
Location(s):
Kilmelfort Cave; Argyll; Scotland; UK
Period(s):
Mesolithic

Abstract


The excavation of part of a cave at Kilmelfort, Argyll, revealed remnants of a flint and stone industry of 'Mesolithic' character, but dating evidence was restricted due to the previous destruction of the major part of the site by hydro-electric operations. The importance of the site lies in its suggestion of moderate-altitude occupation in shelters and caves, and in the total masking of the entrance by ancient rockfall; comparable sites may well be undisturbed and await discovery. 

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Published
30-11-1984
How to Cite
Coles, J. (1984). Excavations at Kilmelfort Cave, Argyll. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 113, 11-21. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9116
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