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View of Dun Cul Bhuirg, Iona.

SC 364475

Description View of Dun Cul Bhuirg, Iona.

Date 1980

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 364475

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 10211

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 fort occupied the summit of the outcrop, as can be seen in the image. A stone wall was built to defend all but the W and NW sides, where the natural defences were more than adequate. A faced section of the wall survives up to 1.0 m high. 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 Inv. p30 A

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/364475

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