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

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  title={Excavation of a cairn at Cnip, Uig, Isle of Lewis},
  author={Joanna Close-Brooks and Rosemary Bradley and Graeme Whittington and Mary Harman and Rachel Hetherington and Dorothy A. Lunt},
  year={1995}
}
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 burial, overlying a ploughed soil. The first burial was an inhumation in a short cist under an unusual D-shaped cairn with a well-defined kerb. This cairn was disturbed when a hole was dug through it for a small corbelled cist containing a cremation urn. Finally a kerb cairn with two concentric kerbs… 

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