Down through the ages: a review of the Oban Cave deposits

Pollard, A. (1990) Down through the ages: a review of the Oban Cave deposits. Scottish Archaeological Review, 7, pp. 58-74.

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Abstract

The intense interest generated by the Meso remains found in the Oban caves and shell middens eclipsed the evidence of Neo-BA use, possibly funerary (as indicated by more recent discoveries at Raschoille and at Carding Mill Bay (see 91/292). Examination in the wider regional context of Neo-BA monuments suggests the possibility that burial in middens conveyed ancestral legitimacy; and there may have been an integration of resource procurement with funerary practices. Appended is a note on the Risga shell midden in Loch Sunart, with its extensive tool assemblage found in the 1920s.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pollard, Professor Tony
Authors: Pollard, A.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Scottish Archaeological Review
Publisher:Archaeological Review (Scotland)
ISSN:0262-4389

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