Tarradale Through Time Blog

Barrow Cemetery Dig - Day 6

by Anne Coombs - 18:04 on 06 September 2019

Day 6  Today a simple site report as we are finishing the first clean back and lots of photos and tomorrow we begin to get down to the nitty gritty of excavation.  One student found his first post hole which is always a cause for celebration but generally today it was quiet satisfaction of a job progressing nicely. 

The main focus of tonight’s blog is to give you a flavour of what we might have at Tarradale.  Below are several links to sites with upstanding ‘Pictish’ burial sites, only one of which has been partially excavated.  Also there is  a link to an article by Juliette Mitchell and Gordon Noble on Pictish burial sites, and links to two Pictish burial articles on the NOSAS Blog.

The Monumental Cemeteries of Northern Pictland

The Picts at Garbeg and Whitebridge

Pictish Burial Practices and Remains

Na Sidheanan, burial mounds 200m N of Laig Farm, Eigg 

Group of cairns within barrow cemetery at Whitebridge

Brin School


Comment from Ramona Hern at 19:50 on 07 September 2019.
Fantastic find and keep up the good work. Keep the updates coming to us in the USA okay. Thank You Ramona Hern.

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