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A Norse Viking-age grave from Cruach Mhor, Islay

  title={A Norse Viking-age grave from Cruach Mhor, Islay},
  author={Kate Gordon},
In 1958, afield survey at Cruach Mhor 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 10th century AD. 

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  • 1940

A Viking Cist-Grave at Ballinaby, Islay

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  • 1934

Pictish and Norse finds from the Brough ofBirsay, 1934-1974

  • Birka. Stockholm. Curie, Cecil O
  • 1943

Vestlandske graver fra Jernalderen

The Iron Age in Arctic Norway, Vol II

  • 1974

Unpublished MS in the RMS

  • 1984