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View showing the chamber of the NE passage-grave.

D 94173 CS

Description View showing the chamber of the NE passage-grave.

Date 1996

Catalogue Number D 94173 CS

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 438461

Scope and Content Chambered cairn, Balnuaran of Clava NE, 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 passage of the NE passage-grave. The NE cairn was restored to a regular profile in 1931, mainly by replacing fallen cairn material. 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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