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

@inproceedings{Neighbour2000ExcavationOT,
  title={Excavation of two burials at Galson, Isle of Lewis, 1993 and 1996},
  author={Tim Neighbour and Carol Knott and Margaret F. Bruce and Neill W. Kerr and Michael Church and Thea Gabra-Sanders and Fraser Hunter and Melanie Johnson and A. N. Smith},
  year={2000}
}
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 shingle beach and a field wall. This erosion face is the site of a well-known cemetery and settlement extending in date at least from the Iron Age to the Norse period. The burials are placed in the context of past discoveries at Galson and a brief consideration of the evidence for long cist cemeteries… 

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