Provisional Report on the Excavations at Skara Brae, and on Finds from the 1927 and 1928 Campaigns. With a Report on Bones

V Childe (Author)

J Paterson (Author)

Thomas Bryce (Author)


Keyword(s):
Midden, Bone, Animal Bones Limpet Shells, Flakes Bone, Stone, Beads Animal Teeth, Vessels, Burial, Beads
Period(s):
Medieval, Neolithic

Abstract


Further excavation and stabilisation of the stone buildings revealed several thousand bone objects including beads, animal teeth and needles. A large midden deposit contained animal bones, limpet shells, ashes, cracked stones, coarse and very friable potsherds, and various artefacts, including Skail flakes, bone pins and beads. An 'inscribed' slab was found close to the burial of two skeletons. Other finds included vessels of whale bone and stone.

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Published
30-11-1929
How to Cite
Childe, V., Paterson, J., & Bryce, T. (1929). Provisional Report on the Excavations at Skara Brae, and on Finds from the 1927 and 1928 Campaigns. With a Report on Bones. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 63, 225-280. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/7758
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