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Archaeological notes on Bearnaray Harris, 29 April 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/23

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Archaeological notes on Bearnaray Harris [Beàrnaraigh/Berneray, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] made in the company of 'Mrs MacNeill Newton & her sister Miss Famy Macdonald Scolpaig & her brother Mr Macdonald Newton. Among the shell mound on Borve machair' [Newton and Scolpaig, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist and Borgh/Borve, Beàrnaraigh/Berneray]. Carmichael describes 'Heaps of stones here & there & rows of stones on edge generally in a circle or a sphere' of various sizes and also heaps of different kinds of shells, ashes and 'bones of animals splintered to get at the marrow'. None of the company knew what these heaps represented.


  • Creation: 29 April 1871

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From the Series: 1 volume ; 17 x 20.5 cm