Notices of a Short cist discovered in the Parish of Yester, East Lothian; of a Prehistoric Burial at Alva, Clackmannanshire; and of an Earth-House in Skye

J Graham Callander (Author)

Thomas Bryce (Contributor)


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Burial

Abstract


A short cist was found at Gifford during ploughing. The badly damaged skeleton was identified as an adult male. A small quantity of charcoal was also found. A flexed skeleton deposited in a natural rock cavity was accompanied by twenty snail shells. It is suggested that the skeleton may have been a dwarf. An earth-house on a ridge at Cairn-na-Bhodachid was discovered during gravel quarrying. It was dry-stone built with undressed blocks and had an entranceway leading into a gallery. The floor of the gallery had a covering of clay. Artefacts included pottery, animal bone and a possible hammer-stone. A Latin cross had been painted on to one of the lintels.

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Published
30-11-1914
How to Cite
Callander, J., & Bryce, T. (1914). Notices of a Short cist discovered in the Parish of Yester, East Lothian; of a Prehistoric Burial at Alva, Clackmannanshire; and of an Earth-House in Skye. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 48, 194-205. https://doi.org/10.9750/PSAS.048.194.205
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