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A STONE AGE burial chamber in Orkney

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  • Robert Blau
    Charnel house gives up its secret: 1,000 human bones The Scotsman, 18 June 2011 A STONE AGE burial chamber in Orkney has yielded a gruesome haul of more than
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 30, 2011
      Charnel house gives up its secret: 1,000 human bones
      The Scotsman, 18 June 2011

      A STONE AGE burial chamber in Orkney has yielded a gruesome haul of more
      than 1,000 human bones, it was revealed yesterday. The 5,000-year-old
      human bones - numbering at least 1,000, but possibly as many as 2,000 -
      were found in just one of the five chambers of the Banks Tomb on South
      Ronaldsay. The burial chamber, also known as the Tomb of the Otters
      because large numbers of otter remains were also found there, was
      discovered last year by a local farmer working the land. In December,
      archaeologists recovered the remains of eight people from the tomb. New
      research, in which two separate cells in the tomb were investigated, has
      almost doubled this number to at least 14, though it is very likely this
      number will end up much higher.

      http://www.scotsman.com/news/Charnel-house-gives-up-its.6786940.jp
    • Elena Vaccaro
      I want to know why it is gruesome to find bones in a burial chamber. Is it gruesome to find a body in a grave? More editorializing. Elena ...   Maturity
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 1, 2011
        I want to know why it is gruesome to find bones in a burial chamber. Is it gruesome to find a body in a grave?

        More editorializing.

        Elena
        >^..^<
          <()>

        Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it, and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.


        ~Ann Landers





        --- On Thu, 6/30/11, Robert Blau <robert-blau@...> wrote:

        From: Robert Blau <robert-blau@...>
        Subject: [allthingshistory] A STONE AGE burial chamber in Orkney
        To: ancient_discoveries@yahoogroups.com, allthingshistory@yahoogroups.com, john_s_david@..., NoreenFW@...
        Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011, 11:04 PM

        Charnel house gives up its secret: 1,000 human bones
        The Scotsman, 18 June 2011

        A STONE AGE burial chamber in Orkney has yielded a gruesome haul of more
        than 1,000 human bones, it was revealed yesterday. The 5,000-year-old
        human bones - numbering at least 1,000, but possibly as many as 2,000 -
        were found in just one of the five chambers of the Banks Tomb on South
        Ronaldsay. The burial chamber, also known as the Tomb of the Otters
        because large numbers of otter remains were also found there, was
        discovered last year by a local farmer working the land. In December,
        archaeologists recovered the remains of eight people from the tomb. New
        research, in which two separate cells in the tomb were investigated, has
        almost doubled this number to at least 14, though it is very likely this
        number will end up much higher.

        http://www.scotsman.com/news/Charnel-house-gives-up-its.6786940.jp




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