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The Dunchraigaig Deer Carvings

A person examining historic carvings on a large stone
Prehistoric animal carvings, thought to be between 4,000 and 5,000-years-old, have been discovered for the first time in Scotland at Dunchraigaig Cairn in Kilmartin Glen. 
Experts from Historic Environment Scotland have authenticated the carvings. This information sheet provides some background and context to the discovery. 
  • Audiences:

    Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts
  • Date Published:

    02 June 2021
  • Publication Types:

    Research and Study Report
  • Author(s):

    Dr Tertia Barnett

    Scotland’s Rock Art Project, HES

    Dr Joana Valdez-Tullett

    Scotland’s Rock Art Project, HES

    Dr Lyn Wilson

    Digital Documentation and Innovation Team, HES
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