Nether Largie South
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The site was excavated by Greenwell in 1864.
Two secondary cists were found, one is still visible 8m from the chamber, and consists of four massive slabs and capstone.
This is the only chambered cairn of the five in Kilmartin's linear cemetery. Excavations in 1864 revealed evidence for use over perhaps a thousand years. A round-based bowl dates to about 2,500 BC while a Beaker, arrowheads and cists show people used the site differently hundreds of years later.
Looking south west this shows both the cairn and the later satellite cist (top left). Though appearing round in this picture the cairn may one have been trapezoidal in shape and much bigger. The circular boundary is modern.
Cared for by Historic Scotland, free access via adjacent road.
- Campbell and Sandeman, 9, no. 49
- A Henshall, "Chambered Tombs" pp2,50, 335-50
- RCAHMS Argyll vol 6 no. 19
- PSAS 6 (1864-6) p 341-7
- PSAS 95 (1961-2) p9 no. 49
Mid-Argyll Sites and Artefacts
Mayo - Vestvågøy - Mid-Argyll
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