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Tombs and Standing Stones

Ian Armit

in The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 1996 | ISBN: 9780748608584
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670710 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748608584.003.0005
Tombs and Standing Stones

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This chapter explore the monumental ritual monuments of the Neolithic period including the major stone circle complex at Calanais in Lewis. It also considers the extensive evidence for Neolithic funerary architecture in the form of chambered tombs such as that from Clettraval, North Uist.

Keywords: Calanais; Standing stones; Chambered tombs; Neolithic; Clettraval

Chapter.  7018 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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