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XIX.—The Bone-Cave in the Valley of Allt nan Uamh (Burn of the Caves), near Inchnadamff, Assynt, Sutherlandshire

  • B. N. Peach, J. Horne and E. T. Newton

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A characteristic feature of the plateau of Cambrian Limestone in the neighbourhood of Inchnadamff is the occurrence in it of swallow-holes, caves, and subterranean channels which are intimately associated with the geological history of the region. The valley of Allt nan Uamh (Burn of the Caves), locally known as the Coldstream Burn, furnishes striking examples of these phenomena. One of the caves in this valley yielded an interesting succession of deposits, from which were collected abundant remains of mammals and birds. The discovery of bones of the Northern Lynx, the Arctic Lemming, and the Northern Vole among these relics, and the collateral evidence of the materials forming some of these layers, seem to link the early history of this bone-cave with late glacial time, or at least with a period before the final disappearance of local glaciers in that region.

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page 328 note * Brit. Assoc. Rep., for 1892, p. 720. See also Trans. Inv. Sci. Soc., vol. iv, p. 118.

page 328 note † Mem. Qeol. Sun. (1907), pp. 508–525. See also Geol. Surv. 1-inch sheets 107 and 101.

page 332 note * Peach, and Horne, , “The Ice-shed in the North-West Highlands during the Maximum Glaciation,” Brit. Assoc. Rep. for 1892, p. 720.

page 342 note * Proc. Roy. Phys. Soc. (1906), vol. xvi, part 8; also The Scot. Naturalist, No. 17, May 1913, p. 97.

page 342 note † Brit. Assoc. Rep., 1892, p. 716.

page 342 note ‡ Origin of the British Flora, 1899, p. 62.

page 348 note * The letter S indicates that the specimen is located in the Geological Survey Collection Edinburgh; the letter L, in the Geological Survey Collection, London.

XIX.—The Bone-Cave in the Valley of Allt nan Uamh (Burn of the Caves), near Inchnadamff, Assynt, Sutherlandshire

  • B. N. Peach, J. Horne and E. T. Newton

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