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Islay, Sanaigmore

Midden (Period Unassigned), Structure(S) (Period Unassigned), Unidentified Flint(S) (Flint), Unidentified Pottery

Site Name Islay, Sanaigmore

Classification Midden (Period Unassigned), Structure(S) (Period Unassigned), Unidentified Flint(S) (Flint), Unidentified Pottery

Canmore ID 37511

Site Number NR27SW 11

NGR NR 2414 7102

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilchoman
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR27SW 11 2414 7102.

NR 242 712 Posherds, flint flakes and 4 partly fossilized and well worn human teeth were found in a pair of bunkers in the Sanaig dunes, 1000ft north north west of NR27SW 13.

P I Lerwin 1960.

Evidence of settlement in a flat area circa 25m by 15m among the sand dunes consists of flint nodules and wasters, fine, grit tempered, red sherds, pot boilers and shells, especially limpets. It is either contemporary with or earlier than a network of distinctive stone field walls now partly buried by the dunes.

E J Peltenburg and C G Booth 1974.

At the base of an eroded dune centred at NR 242 711 are scattered pot boilers and shells, predominantly limpets, testifying to early occupation. Several lengths of dry stone walling exposed by windblow throughout the dunes, appear to be fairly straight and of regular planform, and as such are probably fairly modern.

Visited by OS (N K B) 26 June 1978.


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