Cist Burials in Holm, Orkney

Hugh Marwick (Author)

Thomas Bryce (Author)


Keyword(s):
Cremation Burial, Lid Stone, Crouched Skeleton, Cist, Burials, Skeleton
Period(s):
Roman

Abstract


Two stone cists were found side by side. The larger of the two was of superior construction. Two long flags had been placed longitudinally on the lid stone to lean against each other like the roof of a house with a flat stone on the ridge formed by the two stones. This cist contained the remains of a crouched skeleton and a cremation burial. The smaller cist contained the remains of a disarticulated skeleton.

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Published
30-11-1928
How to Cite
Marwick, H., & Bryce, T. (1928). Cist Burials in Holm, Orkney. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 62, 263-268. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/7729
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