NX5154 : Cairnholy II

taken 4 years ago, 4 km from Carsluith, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

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Cairnholy II
Cairnholy II
Neolithic chambered cairn.
Cairnholy chambered tombs :: NX5153
Cairnholy I and II are two chambered tombs in Kirkdale, about 1.2km from the coast above Wigtown Bay in Galloway. They date from the neolithic farmers who lived here 6000-4000 years ago. These two are similar in design, but Cairnholy I is more elaborate. The chambers of both have an inner and outer compartment. They may have been added to later, and Cairnholy I has a façade and forecourt. When they were excavated in 1949 few bones remained, because of the acid nature of the soil and groundwater, but objects found indicated that the people had contact with others quite some distance away – part of an axe made of jadeite, a stone from the Alps was found. For more details see LinkExternal link The site is in the care of Historic Scotland.
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NX5154, 63 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 21 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 31 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
Period (from Tags)
Neolithic 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 518 540 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:51.5486N 4:18.5931W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 518 540
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Neolithic Burial Chamber  Chambered Cairn 

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