Archaeological findings - A75 Dunragit Bypass

As part of the project, extensive archaeological surveys were undertaken prior to and during the works with significant finds dating back 9000 years recorded. The finds included items from the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages, such as:

  • A rare and complete 167-piece jet bead necklace dating to around 2000 BC – the first of its kind to be discovered in south west Scotland
  • An Iron Age Village
  • A Romano-British brooch                                                                      
  • A bronze Age cemetery complex
  • Cremation urns
  • Neolithic flint tools including a flint arrowhead, and over 13,500 Mesolithic flints

The prehistoric findings were analysed to help us understand how our ancestors lived during these ages. The analysis lead to two publications - a monograph and booklet, both called 'Dunragit, the Prehistoric Heart of Galloway'.

Rolling gallery of archaeological findings at the Dunragit Bypass


Published date 23 Apr 2019 Projects