NR9897 : Chambered Cairn in Crarae Gardens

near to Crarae, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Chambered Cairn in Crarae Gardens
Chambered Cairn in Crarae Gardens
Around 3500BC the small farming community living here built a cairn to house the skeletons of their ancestors. They held ceremonies in front of the cairn, during which the dead may have been brought out of the chamber. The original cairn would have been much longer, stretching back around 33m from the east facing entrance. Entered by a narrow gap between the two tallest upright stones, the chamber would have been roofed with slabs and covered with smaller stones. In the 1950's archaeologists found the remains of three people, two of whom had been cremated, and a flint arrowhead in the chamber. (Text from an adjacent information board).
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2011
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 27 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Country estates  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 9860 9729 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:7.5434N 5:14.5139W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 9861 9730
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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