Monumental Cemeteries of Pictland: Excavation and Dating Evidence from Greshop, Moray, and Bankhead of Kinloch, Perthshire

Juliette Mitchell, Martin Cook, Lindsay Dunbar, Rachel Ives, Gordon Noble

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Abstract

Few Pictish barrow and cairn cemeteries of northern and eastern Scotland have been excavated, but in 2012 aoc Archaeology excavated sites at Greshop in Moray, and Bankhead of Kinloch in Perthshire. Both were small cemeteries with between three and five barrows excavated, and despite plough truncation, particularly in the case of Greshop, the sites revealed important information about the monument construction and the individuals buried there, as well as providing a suite of new radiocarbon dates. The destruction and ongoing threat to all cropmark sites, including scheduled monuments, is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-34
Number of pages14
JournalTayside and Fife Archaeological Journal
Volume26
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Barrow cemeteries
  • cropmarks
  • early medieval
  • square barrows
  • square cairns
  • Pictish barrows

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