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The chapel and enclosure on the Brough of Deerness, Orkney: survey and excavations, 1975- 1977

  title={The chapel and enclosure on the Brough of Deerness, Orkney: survey and excavations, 1975- 1977},
  author={Christopher D. Morris and Norman Emery and Colleen E. Batey and Fred Bettess and D. Bramwell and Alison M. Donaldson and Lloyd J Edwards and Simon Hillson and Dorothy A. Lunt and Gerry Mcdonnell and David James and Rackham and Paul H. Robinson and Kenneth and Steedman and Michael J. Stenhouse and Robert B. Stevenson and Alwyn and Wheeler and David F. Williams and Robert Young and Keith McBarron and John and Dickson and Gunnie Moberg and Christopher L. Morris and John Radford},
Excavations took place at this site in 1975-6, followed by a survey in 1977, at the invitation of the Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments, as clearance of turf and rubble had previously revealed a hoard of post-medieval coins. Further coins were found, which relate to the period after usage of the chapel had ceased: the group is interpreted in votive terms and related to accounts of pilgrimage to the site. The unicameral chapel itself had both a timber and a stone phase. The timber chapel… 

New Excavations at the Brough of Deerness: Power and Religion in Viking Age Scotland

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Excavations at the early and later medieval site of Ballachly, Dunbeath, Caithness, 2007-10

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