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Clach na Tiompan

Chambered Cairn


This Clyde cairn is interesting partly because of its location - at the extreme NE edge of the distribution of these cairns - and partly because of its layout. No axial chambers, a facade on the SE lateral chamber and a SE orientation (if that can be determined by the wider end).

These all point to a long cairn being added to a series of earlier small round cairns. Something found at other sites but probably not noticed here at the 1954 excavation since that was long before it became fashionable to look for multi-period sites.

Because of my later-than-planned start to the day, I had debated whether I should do the 6km walk or should I ignore the notices and just drive up. I decided to walk but I arrived at the gate at the same time as a garage breakdown truck on a call who gave me a lift. As luck would have it, I had just finished when he was on the return trip so I also got a lift back. Lix Motors - take a bow. Got me back on schedule.

Visited 15 June 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
16th June 2004ce

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