Kilmartin Glen contains at least 150 prehistoric monuments, including cairns, cists, standing stones and rock carvings. Archaeological excavation is a destructive process, so few sites are excavated entirely.
Information and artefacts obtained from sample pits or ditches are analysed to describe and interpret a site. The locations of artefacts and features, and the relationships between them, are recorded precisely, and this enables the archaeologist to deduce which artefacts and features were probably used together, and which may be from different phases of activity, if a site was occupied by a succession of people over time.
These textile panels feature text from a catalogue of late neolithic and bronze age pottery and metalwork in Kilmartin, from Kilmartin: An Inventory of the Monuments, extracted from Argyll Volume 6, a publication by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monumental of Scotland.