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Archaeological Evaluation

Date June 2011

Event ID 963280

Category Recording

Type Archaeological Evaluation


NR 7674 9323 An evaluation was undertaken during June 2011 within the entrance passage of Castle Dounie dun prior to the realignment of the access path to the site. The evaluation confirmed that the original, unusually large entranceway had been narrowed by a modification on the W side of the passage. The modification would appear to have been undertaken whilst the dun was under occupation as the lower passage wall of the later modification was sealed by a distinct accumulation of midden-like material. The samples collected from this material and a recovered metal pin/nail may provide dating evidence for the latest occupation of the dun.

Archive: Kilmartin House Museum (intended). Report: Forestry Commission, OASIS and RCAHMS

Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland

Kilmartin House Museum 2011

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