A Norse Viking-age grave from Cruach Mhor, Islay

Kate Gordon (Author)


Keyword(s):
Grave, Field Survey, Burial, Ornamental Buckle Loop, Brooches Beads Spindle Whorl Knives Sickle
Period(s):
Tenth Century Ad Au

Abstract


In 1958, a field survey on the west coast of Islay produced a series of artefacts which suggest that there had been a rich female Viking burial on the site. Possible grave goods included two oval brooches, beads, spindle whorl, knives, sickle and the socket of a weaving batten. An ornamental buckle loop found at the site in 1978 may also belong to the grave, which appears to date to the late-ninth or tenth century AD. Au

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Published
30-11-1991
How to Cite
Gordon, K. (1991). A Norse Viking-age grave from Cruach Mhor, Islay. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 120, 151-160. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9386
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