Note of the Discovery of a Steatite Urn in Harray, Orkney, now presented to the Museum

James Fraser (Author)


Keyword(s):
Charred Wood, Ashes Fragments Of Bones, Cremated Human Bone, Burial Mounds, Mound, Urn, Charcoal
Period(s):
Norse

Abstract


The investigation of a group of five 'Norse' burial mounds is reported. A roughly built cist in the largest of the mounds contained nothing but earth, while the second largest mound contained cremated human bone within a steatite urn laid on a bed of charcoal. An examination of two of the smaller mounds disclosed neither cist nor urn, only ashes, fragments of bones, and some bits of round charred wood.

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Published
30-11-1913
How to Cite
Fraser, J. (1913). Note of the Discovery of a Steatite Urn in Harray, Orkney, now presented to the Museum. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 47, 420-422. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/7297
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