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Oban, Carding Mill Bay

Human Remains (Period Unassigned), Shell Midden (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Oban, Carding Mill Bay

Classification Human Remains (Period Unassigned), Shell Midden (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 70077

Site Number NM82NW 30

NGR NM 8474 2935

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

C14 Radiocarbon Dating


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilmore And Kilbride
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM82NW 30 8474 2935

Rescue excavation of a shell midden was undertaken after its discovery during construction work. The site showed evidence of disturbance prior to excavation but it clearly consisted of two main elements, a shell midden containing 'Obanian' artefacts and, at the top of this, a fragmentary second millenium cist burial. The main significance of the site lies in the late date it provided for the 'Obanian' material.

K D Connock, B Finlayson and C D Mills 1993


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