Iron Age burial gives insights into ancient islanders

Started by gash, February 12, 2017, 01:57:00 pm

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An Iron Age woman's unusual burial is helping an archaeologist to describe the "deep bond" between ancient islanders and the land they lived on.

Dr Mary Macleod Rivett was closely involved in the excavation of the grave at Barvas on Lewis in 2001.

The woman was buried facing downwards, described as highly unusual in any era, along with a worked iron bracelet.

In a new paper, Dr Macleod Rivett said the burial was used to make references to the past and the landscape.

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