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another Crantit ?

The Warebeth area of Stromness parish has its history pushed back into the Neolithic, my suspicions about a knoll in the feld right of the road coming down to the cemetery/broch proved right. In this natural mound archaeologist potter Andrew Appleby has found the remains of a tomb, a situation resembling that of Crantit (thanks to the farmer this will remain undug for future generations).
wideford Posted by wideford
22nd November 2012ce
Edited 24th November 2012ce

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Orkney Archaeology Society Newsletter No. 08 (rec'd midweek) wideford Posted by wideford
22nd November 2012ce
Found it on Friday. Not the isolated bump below Brinnigar I thought it was but nearer the coast with other mounds (HY23630862). Coming downhill just before you reach the cemetery a track turns right for the beach and the tumulus is in the second field along on the upper side. How I recognised it was the fences of different material (lining up as shown on their photo) as I came up from the beach, you can see at the top the sandy patch where the farmer covered the exposure - not a site even I wanted to film. wideford Posted by wideford
6th January 2013ce
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