Clava tomb

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A small group of early Bronze Age chambered tombs clustered around the Moray Firth in northeastern Scotland dating mainly to the late 3rd and early 2nd millennia bc. Two main types have been recognized amongst the 50 or so examples known: passage graves (Balnuaran type) with central chambers set in round mounds; and ring cairns (Gask type) with a doughnut‐shaped stone bank surrounding a central open area. Both kinds are often set in the centre of a stone circle.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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