A Bronze Age Burial from Pabay Mor, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles

Barrowman, R. and Innes, L. (2009) A Bronze Age Burial from Pabay Mor, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles. Project Report. Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Edinburgh.

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In 2002 human remains were reported eroding from a section of sandy cliff on the eastern side of the island of Pabay Mor, Isle of Lewis. Subsequent excavation of the site was undertaken by GUARD, as part of the Historic Scotland Human Remains Call-off Contract. This revealed a burial of a mature male of approximately 50-59 years of age, placed in a grave adjacent to a marker stone. The burial was crouched and aligned north-south and accompanied by a small undecorated pot, a polished stone and a pumice polisher. A radiocarbon date of 1450-1290 cal BC (GU-13838) was obtained from human bone from the burial. A second, infant, individual, represented only by a fragment of mandible, was identified from disarticulated remains found at the burial.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Additional Information:Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 29. With contributions from Paul Duffy, Gavin MacGregor and Beverley Ballin-Smith, and illustrations by John Arthur.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barrowman, Dr Rachel and Innes, Mrs Lorna
Authors: Barrowman, R., and Innes, L.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Archaeology
College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division
Publisher:Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

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