A new Neolithic burial cairn in Orkney?

John Hunter (Author)


Keyword(s):
Geophysical Surveys, Cairn, Burial Cairn, Grave
Period(s):
Neolithic, 1991

Abstract


During the excavation of a series of post--medieval boat nousts at Hurnip's Point, Deerness, Orkney, in 1991 it was discovered that one of the nousts had been constructed against the side of an earlier cairn. Topographical and geophysical surveys showed the cairn to be tadpole--like in shape with a total length of some 60m. Exploratory excavation of the `tail' of the cairn suggested that the monument was probably a Neolithic passage grave.

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Published
30-11-1994
How to Cite
Hunter, J. (1994). A new Neolithic burial cairn in Orkney?. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 123, 9-12. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9459
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