Excavation of Graves at Ackergill and of an Earth-house at Freswick Links, Caithness, and a Description of the Discovery of a Viking Grave at Reay, Caithness
With a Preliminary Note on the Skeletal Remains from the Various Graves
Graves, Whetstone, Long Cists, Burials, Pottery, Midden, Grave, Enclosures, Fish, Iron Axe Shield Boss Sickle Bronze Ringheaded Pin, Walls, Floor, Viking Grave, Mound
Further excavation at Ackergill near Wick revealed a further five long cists containing extended burials. Three of the cists were located within kerbed four-sided enclosures beneath a single mound. A smaller adjacent mound sealed the other two cists. The stone-built earth-house consisted of two curvilinear chambers and a passageway. A layer of clay covered the floor and parts of the walls. A midden located nearby included pottery sherds, animal and fish bones. The grave at Reay contained an extended male skeleton buried with an iron axe, shield boss, sickle, bronze ring-headed pin and a whetstone.