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Pate's Port, Barsalloch

Occupation Site (Period Unassigned), Unidentified Flint(S) (Flint)

Site Name Pate's Port, Barsalloch

Classification Occupation Site (Period Unassigned), Unidentified Flint(S) (Flint)

Canmore ID 62827

Site Number NX34SW 2

NGR NX 3438 4211

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Mochrum
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX34SW 2 3438 4211

See also NX34SW 3.

(NX 3440 4211) Flints found at this spot in 1962 and later disclosed a Mesolithic occupation site, which was excavated in 1967 and 1969. A total of 891 Mesolithic flints of various types have come from this site, for which a radiocarbon date of 4050 BC +/- 110 years has been obtained.

W F Cormack 1967; 1970; J M Coles 1964

The area is regularly ploughed and there is no trace of the excavation site. Ground interpretation of Cormack's plan positions the site at NX 3438 4211. The flints are in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS)

(W F Cormack, Royal Bank Buildings, Lockerbie).

Visited by OS (TRG) 17 May 1977.


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