A Symbol Stone from Fiscavaig, Skye; an Early Iron Age Hoard from Crichie, Aberdeenshire; and Cinerary Urns from Seamill, West Kilbride, Ayrshire
Cemetery, Urn, Crescent Symbol, Carved Stone, Cremated Bone, Stone Cist, Pin Heads
Early Iron Age
A carved stone found on the beach at Fiscavaig was decorated with a spectacle ornament, a Z-shaped rod and a V-shaped rod, both with floriated ends, and a crescent symbol. These symbols are only found in Scotland. A hoard found near Crichie comprised a bronze terret, a bronze ferrule for the butt of a spearhead, three complete pin heads of shale and part of a fourth. A group of five urns from Seamill found at different times are thought to have been part of a cemetery. Four contained cremated bone and one was buried within a small stone cist. Some of the bones from a single urn were stained green.