Farmer plows uncovers Neolithic chambered tomb

Published on June 9th, 2009 | by Admin


A farmer in the Orkney Islands was ploughing his field when he uncovered what appears to be a Neolithic chambered tomb.

“The structure itself is neat drystone construction, the wall curves round tightly and is beehived in by corbelling at the top.

“On the opposite side to the wall is a space topped by lintels, and indeed it was breaking one lintel that caused the site to be found.

“It’s early days yet, but it may be a Neolithic chambered cairn, some five or six thousand years old.”

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