|16 August 2011
Iron Age burial site found on Skye
The remains of an ancient burial cist and pottery have been uncovered at the site of a new £1.3m health centre on Skye (Inner Hebrides, Scotland). No human remains have been found, but archaeologist Steven Birch also discovered a cairn and an underground structure known as a souterrain. The finds could date from the Iron Age.
Mr Birch, of West Coast Archaeological Services, said: "There is a surprising range of important archaeological features within such a small area on the site. Not only did we uncover the remains of an intriguing cairn-like structure, but there were numerous other features, including a grain-drying kiln, an underground stone-lined passage and a burial cist containing a ceramic Beaker vessel."
Edited from BBC News (12 August 2011), The Press and Journal (13 August 2011)
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