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TITLE
Chambered cairn, Camas nan Geall, Ardnamurchan
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0515
PLACENAME
Camas nan Geall
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10422
KEYWORDS
Camas nan Geall
Ardnamurchan
standing stones
burial grounds
forts
chambered cairns
cairns
Cladh Chiarain
cairn
standing stone
Chambered cairn, Camas nan Geall, Ardnamurchan

This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, shows the remains of a chambered cairn near the ruined settlement of Camas nan Geall, on the southern shore of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Dating from between 2000 and 3000 BC, such cairns indicate the presence of the Neolithic agricultural community, in contrast to the earlier nomadic settlements of the Mesolithic. Other ancient monuments in the area include a standing stone, about 90 metres south of the cairn, and a prehistoric fort overlooking the bay.



The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927.



Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban





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Chambered cairn, Camas nan Geall, Ardnamurchan

ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan

20c

Camas nan Geall; Ardnamurchan; standing stones; burial grounds; forts; chambered cairns; cairns; Cladh Chiarain; cairn; standing stone

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, shows the remains of a chambered cairn near the ruined settlement of Camas nan Geall, on the southern shore of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Dating from between 2000 and 3000 BC, such cairns indicate the presence of the Neolithic agricultural community, in contrast to the earlier nomadic settlements of the Mesolithic. Other ancient monuments in the area include a standing stone, about 90 metres south of the cairn, and a prehistoric fort overlooking the bay.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban <br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br /> This image can be purchased.<br /><br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /><br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.