Re: [allthingshistory] A STONE AGE burial chamber in Orkney
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?
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.
--- On Thu, 6/30/11, Robert Blau <robert-blau@...> wrote:
From: Robert Blau <robert-blau@...>
Subject: [allthingshistory] A STONE AGE burial chamber in Orkney
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Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011, 11:04 PMCharnel 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.
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