martes, 19 de agosto de 2014

Bronze Age Burial in the Scottish Highlands


1/2. (Ardnamurchan Transitions Project)

 ARDNAMURCHAN PENINSULA, SCOTLAND—In a remote area of the western Scottish Highlands, a team of archaeologists excavating under a pile of rocks known as Ricky’s Cairn has uncovered a Bronze Age burial cist containing at least two bodies, reports The Press and Journal. Originally thought to contain the remains of only one individual, team leader Ollie Harris of the University of Leicester was surprised that, in fact, it appeared as if at least two people had been buried together. Says Harris, “this offers a different perspective on Bronze Age burials” which usually contain the remains of only one individual in a crouching position. Although the cist was heavily robbed and contained only a few “scraps” of bone, team leader Ollie Harris hopes that the remains will be able to be radiocarbon dated... (Via archaeology.org)

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