A Symbol Stone from Fiscavaig, Skye; an Early Iron Age Hoard from Crichie, Aberdeenshire; and Cinerary Urns from Seamill, West Kilbride, Ayrshire

J Callander (Author)


Keyword(s):
Cemetery, Urn, Crescent Symbol, Carved Stone, Cremated Bone, Stone Cist, Pin Heads
Period(s):
Early Iron Age

Abstract


A carved stone found on the beach at Fiscavaig was decorated with a spectacle ornament, a Z-shaped rod and a V-shaped rod, both with floriated ends, and a crescent symbol. These symbols are only found in Scotland. A hoard found near Crichie comprised a bronze terret, a bronze ferrule for the butt of a spearhead, three complete pin heads of shale and part of a fourth. A group of five urns from Seamill found at different times are thought to have been part of a cemetery. Four contained cremated bone and one was buried within a small stone cist. Some of the bones from a single urn were stained green.

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Published
30-11-1927
How to Cite
Callander, J. (1927). A Symbol Stone from Fiscavaig, Skye; an Early Iron Age Hoard from Crichie, Aberdeenshire; and Cinerary Urns from Seamill, West Kilbride, Ayrshire. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 61, 241-251. Retrieved from http://soas.is.ed.ac.uk/index.php/psas/article/view/7700
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