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

  title={A cist burial adjacent to the Bronze Age cairn at Cnip, Uig, Isle of Lewis},
  author={Andrew Dunwell and Tim Neighbour and T G Cowiet and Margaret F. Bruce and Neill W. Kerr},
A Bronze Age cist inhumation lying c 5m from a multi-phase cairn on Cnip headland was excavated in 1992, following its exposure as a result of erosion of the machair. The flexed skeleton of a mature adult male, which was accompanied by an undiagnostic plain pottery vessel, showed significant facial trauma. A radiocarbon determination indicates that the burial took place in the middle of the second millennium BC, at broadly the same time as an inurned cremation was inserted into the adjacent… 

A Bronze Age burial from Pabay Mor, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles

In 2002 human remains were reported eroding from a section of sandy cliff on the eastern side of the island of Pabay Mor, Isle of Lewis (NGR: NB 1048 3795). Subsequent excavation of the site was

Excavation of a Bronze Age kerbed cairn at Olcote, Breasclete, near Calanais, Isle of Lewis

An archaeological excavation was carried out by the Centre for Field Archaeology (CFA) from October to December 1995 of a Bronze Age kerbed cairn at Olcote, Breasclete, Isle of Lewis (NGR: NB 2180

Death and Display in the North Atlantic: The Bronze and Iron Age Human Remains from Cnip, Lewis, Outer Hebrides

Abstract This paper revisits the series of disarticulated human remains discovered during the 1980s excavations of the Cnip wheelhouse complex in Lewis. Four fragments of human bone, including two

Excavation of a burnt mound and associated structures at Ceann nan Clachan, North Uist

The excavations at Ceann nan Clachan were the first undertaken on a burnt mound in the Western Isles. The burnt mound was found to have formed around a small, boulder-footed, sub-oval structure which

Excavation of two burials at Galson, Isle of Lewis, 1993 and 1996

Two burials of Iron Age date were recorded at Galson during rescue excavations in 1993 and 1996, as a result of erosion of the steep, north-facing sand-dune face, which rises over 6 m between the

Excavation of post-built roundhouses and a circular ditched enclosure at Kiltaraglen, Portree, Isle of Skye 2006–07

  • I. Suddaby
  • History
    Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports
  • 2013
This report details the archaeological remains recorded by CFA Archaeology Ltd during a programme of fieldwork at Kiltaraglen, now a residential housing development on a prominent, elevated site at

Hebridean Norse community of NW Scotland

The excavation at Cnip, Isle of Lewis, Scotland of the largest, and only known family, cemetery from the early Norse period in the Hebrides, provided a unique opportunity to use Sr isotope analysis

Sr isotope evidence for population movement within the Hebridean Norse community of NW Scotland

The excavation at Cnip, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, of the largest, and only known family cemetery from the early Norse period in the Hebrides, provided a unique opportunity to use Sr isotope analysis


Although considerable effort has gone into the study of the subject, the Early Bronze Age of northwestern Iberia remains one of the more poorly understood phenomena of the Iberian Bronze Age. Most

Archaeological collections from sandhill sites in the Isle of Coll, Argyll & Bute

Over the past 20 years, large collections of surface finds have been retrieved from erosion areas within the sandhills on the Argyll island of Coll. A selection of these finds has been catalogued and



Excavation of a cairn at Cnip, Uig, Isle of Lewis

A small cairn weathering out of a sand dune on Cnip (Kneep) headland by Bhaltos (Valtos) was excavated in 1976 and 1978. It proved to be a Bronze Age cairn of three periods, each associated with a

A Viking burial from Kneep, Uig, Isle of Lewis

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

Excavations at Three Early Bronze Age Burial Monuments in Scotland

The excavations of the cemetery groups at Balneaves, Loanleven and Park of Tongland facilitate an examination of many aspects of Bronze Age burial practices in Scotland. They are notable as much for

Sandscaping and C14: the Udal, N. Uist

A research campaign into the scarcely known history and prehistoric origins of Scottish West Highland and Island settlement, has located an area of ‘fossil’ landscape at Coileagan an Udail (the

Age estimation from the rib by phase analysis: white males.

The sternal rib end may yield a similar degree of accuracy to the pubic symphysis and perhaps better than that for cranial sutural closure in age estimations obtained by traditional methods.

A beaker cist from Chapelden, Tore of Troup, Aberdour, Banff and Buchan District, with a note on the orientation of beaker burials in north-east Scotland

The burial of an adult male accompanied by a complete N4/Step ?4 beaker within the cist and sherds of an indeterminate beaker on the capstone is described. A review of the evidence suggests that the

Archaeological field survey of the Bhaltos (Valtos) peninsula, Lewis

Description des resultats d'une prospection archeologique menee sur la penisisule de Bhaltos, Lewis, et evalues a la lumiere de recherches anciennes et de programmes continus de fouilles et

Dental Wear Scoring Technique

An ordinal dental attrition scoring technique for molar teeth involving a quadrant system is applied to three Amerind skeletal samples and is recommended for use in the principal axis technique for the analysis of wear data presented in the accompanying paper.

A nd The West Highlands and Islands: a View of 50 Centuries

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Outer Isles in the second millennium BC

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