The Stones of Stenness, Orkney

J Ritchie (Author)

Ernest W Marwick (Contributor)


Keyword(s):
Ditch, Skara Brae, Timber Setting
Period(s):
19th Century

Abstract


HY 307125. Report of excavations on the Class I henge together with discussion (by E W Marwick) of the folklore surrounding an outlying standing stone, the Stone of Odin, and a catalogue of important 18th and 19th century illustrations of both sites. Excavation of the henge revealed that a ring of twelve stones was originally planned and that a complex stone and timber setting occupied the centre, grooved ware was found in both the central feature and the ditch terminal. Radiocarbon dates in late 3rd millennium bc suggest that the henge was contemporary with Skara Brae and tombs of Maes Howe type. AR

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Published
30-11-1976
How to Cite
Ritchie, J., & Marwick, E. W. (1976). The Stones of Stenness, Orkney. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 107, 1-60. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8930
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