Human Remains(s), Souterrain

Site Name Rennibister

Classification Human Remains(s), Souterrain

Canmore ID 2081

Site Number HY31SE 3

NGR HY 3973 1260

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Firth
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY31SE 3 3973 1260.

(HY 3971 1259) This earth-house, discovered in 1926, has been partly reconstructed by the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works (MOPBW) and the interior is reached through the roof of the main compartment.

When originally examined, the floor of the main chamber was covered with human bones in considerable quantity, of adults and children of both sexes. The only other find was an ox-scapula 'spade'.

H Marwick 1927; RCAHMS 1946; H Marwick 1952; V G Childe and W D Simpson 1961.

Earth-house, as described and illustrated above.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (NKB) 22 April 1966.



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