Excavation of Iron Age Burials at Corran, Boreray, Outer Hebrides

Anna Badcock (Author)

Jane Downes (Author)

G Davies (Contributor)

M Giles (Contributor)

A Witkin (Contributor)


Keyword(s):
Cists, Pit, Cist, Burials, Inhumation, Long Cist, Cell, Animal Bones
Period(s):
Iron Age, Late Iron Age

Abstract


Reports an archaeological recording of an area of eroding dunes on the Isle of Boreray, North Uist. Several structures were visible in section including a probable house, two cists and the partial remains of a small corbelled structure or cell. The cists and corbelled structure were fully excavated. One cist was a long cist containing a flexed inhumation, the other was a short cist containing a crouched inhumation. The skeletal remains were very well preserved. Animal bones were found within the corbelled structure, some of them contained in a pit. The remains date to the Middle and Late Iron Age. Includes specialist reports on:

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Published
30-11-2001
How to Cite
Badcock, A., Downes, J., Davies, G., Giles, M., & Witkin, A. (2001). Excavation of Iron Age Burials at Corran, Boreray, Outer Hebrides. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 130, 197-222. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9520
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