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Prehistoric Finds at Glasgow

Nature volume 140, page 540 (25 September 1937) | Download Citation



EVIDENCE, it is claimed, indicating the site of a wooden circle, or temple, the largest of its kind yet known, has been found at Knappers, on the Dum-tocher Boulevard, Glasgow. The site has been under investigation for some weeks by Mr. Ludovic Mc-Lellan Mann and Capt. Robert Bush Black, the proprietor of the land. The circle, it is reported in The Times of September 15, has a radius of 86 ft., the ground plan being revealed by the socket-holes which held the wooden posts and showing a symmetrical arrangement, "involving circles, ellipses and a large number of serpentine figures". A cemetery adjoins the circle containing fifty-three burials, both cremated and inhumed, with grave furniture and stone settings, many of which are said to be of an unusual nature. The associated funerary vessels fall into four classes and indicate both stone and bronze age datings. For the further exploration of the site financial assistance is required. Should this be adequate the site will be preserved and the monument reconstructed. Donations should be addressed to Mr. J. Eric Fergusson, 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow.

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