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Ganavan (Braes of) Rockshelter

S of Oban - Ganavan Road, Argyllshire.

NGR:NM 85850 32310
WGS84:56.43423, -5.47502
Length:Not recorded
Vert. Range:Not recorded
Altitude:Not recorded
Geology:Not recorded
Tags:Cave, Archaeo

Rock shelter, in form of overhanging cliff,

Alternate Names: Braes of Ganavan Rockshelter

Notes: Excavated 1906 by Capt A J Macdougall. Situated under overhanging cliff, S of Oban - Ganavan road, directly opposite & nearly S of Ganavan House (NM 857 324), c 200 yards from, & 20' above, high water mark. A J Macdougall; A D Lacaille 1954. Shelter recently used as store for ploughs etc. When excavated, bones of infant were found near edge of deposit. Shells, ash, animal bones & teeth, 2 flint chips, & bone needle, donated to National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS, Accession no. HL 439). Lacaille suggests that occupation of shelter contemporary with Obanian caves (ie Mesolithic). RCAHMS 1975.

Indicated on OS 25"map by Mrs Macdougall (Dunollie House, Oban) at NM 8583 3231. Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 31 August 1971.

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