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Central and north-east cairns.

C 66532 S

Description Central and north-east cairns.

Date 1996

Catalogue Number C 66532 S

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 438448

Scope and Content Chambered cairn, Balnuaran of Clava Centre, Croy and Dalcross, Inverness-shire Three cairns lie in woodland on a NE to SW axis, each cairn having a kerb of large boulders and is surrounded by a circle of standing stones. A number of stones bearing cup-marks were built into the structure of these cairns. View showing the Centre ring-cairn with the NE passage-grave in the background. The Centre cairn has an outer kerb, an inner kerb and a surrounding circle of standing stones. It was excavated in 1953 by S Piggott. Chambered cairns belong to the Neolithic, the period of the first farming peoples of Scotland, and were the burial places for local communities. The earliest tombs were built around 4000 BC, but the Clava monuments appear to date to around 2000 BC. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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