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A Viking burial from Kneep, Uig, Isle of Lewis

  title={A Viking burial from Kneep, Uig, Isle of Lewis},
  author={Richard Welander and Coleen Batey and Trevor G. Cowie and Lise Bender J{\o}rgensen and Mary Harman and C Scott Mackenzie and Edwin H. Jackson},
In 1979 a rich female Viking burial was discovered on Kneep headland, near Valtos in the Isle of Lewis. Owing to the circumstances of its recovery, little is known of the context of the burial but sufficient information was recorded to permit a reasonably accurate reconstruction of the disposition of the contents of the grave: these included two oval brooches, a fine assemblage of segmented glass beads, a ringed pin, a knife, whetstone and needle case, a sickle and a matching buckle and strap… 

A cist burial adjacent to the Bronze Age cairn at Cnip, Uig, Isle of Lewis

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On recent Scandinavian Grave-finds from the Island of Oronsay, and from Reay, Caithness, with Notes on the Development and Chronology of the Oval Brooch of the Viking Time

  • J. Curle
  • History
    Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
  • 1914
A detailed account of the objects recovered from Carn nan Bharraich clearly state that the objects including brooches, shears and a probable dress fastener must have been buried with a female. The