Kame, Hills of Dunipace

Maker
Thomas McInnes
Production date
1978
Description
View of a long tree-covered hillock in an otherwise flat field. It is probably a kame.
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Department
Production date
1978
Subject notes
A kame is a hummocky deposit of sand and gravel laid down by melt-water along the edge of an ice sheet, generally aligned parallel to the ice-front. The deposits may or may not be stratified.

When the ice melted, the material collapsed to form long winding embankments which ignore the local topography, similar in shape to railway embankments. The word kame in Scots means a long winding steep-sided embankment.

Subsequently shaped by Man and used as a motte.
Accession number
P04857