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Excavation

Date March 2013 - April 2013

Event ID 993436

Category Recording

Type Excavation

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/993436

NR 8282 9760 An outlying stone of The Nether Largie Standing Stone group collapsed in the autumn of 2012. A programme of work was undertaken, March–April 2013, to investigate the stone pit and reinstate the stone. The excavation recorded an oval pit, which had been packed with stones around the base of the stone on the E side. The lack of packing on the S side of the pit may have allowed the stone to lean and ultimately fall in this direction. Apart from the packing stones, no artefacts were recovered from the original fill of the pit. The stone was reinstated on 17 May 2013. Two groups of previously unnoticed cup marks were noted on the original W side of the stone. A group of three at its base and three eroded cups on its upper face.

Archive: Kilmartin Museum. Report: OASIS, RCAHMS and WoSAS

Funder: The Craigend Trust and Historic Scotland

Roddy Regan, Kilmartin Museum, 2013

(Source: DES)

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