Excavations at Kilmelfort Cave, Argyll
Artefacts, rock shelters, cave, rockfall, flint
Kilmelfort Cave; Argyll; Scotland; UK
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.