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The Bone Caves of Inchnadamph 2

The Bone Caves of Inchnadamph 2
The second of these caves were we took shelter from the rain. They were not really that deep, only a few metres more behind me until the end. ~

"There is no indication that the caves were ever used as human habitat, but two separate human burials have been discovered within the caves. investigators made an exciting discovery in one of the caves; a human skull, missing its jaw bones, was found in a small stone enclosure. A second set of human bones was discovered in a niche in the rear of the cave wall.

These remains both suggest intentional burials. Radio-carbon dating of the bones, along with a later find of two further human remains, suggests that they were buried here between 2515 and 2720 BC. A small object made from reindeer antler was also found, dating to about 850 years ago, and a small pin made from a walrus tusk dating to about 2,000 years ago.

In total, over 1000 pieces of reindeer antler have been found in the Bone Caves, with dates ranging from 47,000 to 8,300 years ago. The large number of reindeer bone suggests that the area at the head of the glen was used as a calving ground. One rare find was the skull of a Northern lynx, dated to 1,770 years ago. This is the only Northern lynx ever found in Scotland. Other intriguing remains include a possible polar bear, arctic fox, wolf, and brown bear."

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 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
What a beautiful series Herb.
Thank you for the interesting note.
3 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Admirable et d'une beauté exceptionnelle.
Bonne journée salutaire.
3 weeks ago.
 Weard Bültena
Weard Bültena club
absolut klasse fotografiert. Eine Traumlandschaft. Und eine sehr spannende Geschichte.
3 weeks ago.
Loose_Grip club
This is a great shot Herb.
3 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Loose_Grip club
My thanks for just enjoying there Peter.
3 weeks ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
A terrific set of images Herb.
3 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
Always good to share such scenes and experiences Roger.
3 weeks ago.
TOZ club
A great set of photos of the Bone Caves Herb super place to visit and keep out of the rain.
Like this one the best.
3 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to TOZ club
It was a bit of a slog to get to these and at one point I wondered if I had done the right thing to drag Eileen up here but it all turned out well in the end and i ended up with these great photo memories too so can't be bad. It was quite dry in here despite the weather. Glad you liked them.

Cheers. Herb
3 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Superb shot and Pips! Good notes too. I'd never heard of this place!
3 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Andy Rodker club
Great to see you again Andy. Not a place on many local maps for sure being a long way from anywhere at the end too of a good little hike. They are quite famous around this part of Scotland though.

I wish you a Happy and Healthy Year. Herb
3 weeks ago. Edited 3 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Großartig, Herb !
3 weeks ago.
cammino club
A very interesting place!
3 weeks ago.
MaggsMep club
Excellent series of an interesting place, Herb
3 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to MaggsMep club
Always my pleasure to share such thing with you Maggs.

All the Best. Herb
3 weeks ago.
jeybee68 club
3 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to jeybee68 club
Cheers JB.
3 weeks ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Estupendo contraste de colores de la cueva con el fondo del exterior.
3 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to José Manuel Polo club
Glad that you enjoyed the contrast here Jose.

All the Best for 2022. Herb
2 weeks ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Fantastic look through!
2 weeks ago.
Berny club
wonderful shot, good light!
2 weeks ago.

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