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Knowe of Skea

Iron Age Shrine



A very interesting piece on Iron Age Orcadian burial practice, based on excavation of this structure.
spencer Posted by spencer
16th January 2017ce
Edited 16th January 2017ce

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The archaeogenetics should prove interesting .
Results possibly this year .
tiompan Posted by tiompan
16th January 2017ce
I'm very interested in these results too. While not in the timeframe of Ness of Brodgar - though I do wonder if its occupants moved only a short distance away - Knowe 'O Skea and Gunness are sites that, from what reading I have done, may be of considerable importance. I do not doubt that the eruption of Helka, maybe even Thera, had a considerable impact of the Northern Isles in terms of alteration of vegetation and perhaps physical landscape - and inevitably the culture and economies of the then inhabitants (I don't know the date of Westray's raised beaches, but am interested in whatever excavations have taken place upon or a short distance from the old shoreline on Westray or elsewhere in the Northern Isles whatever its vintage) spencer Posted by spencer
20th January 2017ce
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