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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Dunragit Finds Revealed

Previous Archaeological investigations at Dunragit had led to the are being styled as the 'most important Stone-Age site in Scotland' it was to be expected that the new section of the the A75 to bypass the notorious Dunragit Low Bridge - would unearth some history. No one expected the sheer volume of material that would be found though - including Mesolithic dwellings more than 9000 years old.
excavations at Dunragit
The finds included:

  • More than 13,500 Mesolithic flints
  • An early Neolithic settlement
  • A Bronze Age cemetery complex
  • Early Bronze Age stone-lined cist burials with grave goods including ceramic food vessels, a flint knife, and two rare jet bead necklaces
  • Bronze Age cremation urns and pottery sherds
  • Six Iron Age roundhouses and Iron Age pottery
More on this story at the BBC website

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