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Oblique aerial photograph of Dun Cul Bhuirg, Iona.

SC 1544952

Description Oblique aerial photograph of Dun Cul Bhuirg, Iona.

Date 4/1969

Collection John Dewar

Catalogue Number SC 1544952

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 12020

Scope and Content Fort known as Dun Cul Bhuirg, Iona, Argyll and Bute Dun Cul Bhuirg stands on a precipitous rocky outcrop on the W coast of Iona, overlooking the N end of Camas Cuil t-Saimh. The fort was excavated during the 1950s and 60s, and produced a number of datable finds including pottery. The location of the fort can be seen in this aerial photograph of the site. The defences consisted of a stone wall, except to the W and NW where natural defences meant additional work was unnecessary. The fort contained at least one stone-walled house. As well as pottery, several glass beads were also recovered from the site, as was an amount of midden material. All the finds support the dates suggested by the pottery. The site is one of the most southerly to produce decorated Hebridean wares. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference 5300/26

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