Six prehistoric burials found on Isle of Skye

Published on November 6th, 2009 | by Admin


A prehistoric burial ground has been discovered on Isle of Skye.

Six slab-lined graves and six cremation pits have been unearthed on the excavation site close to Armadale pier on the Sleat peninsula. Experts say it is one of the most significant archaeological finds yet made in the Highlands.

Flint tools and urns were found inside the graves, although skeletal remains had been damaged due to the tide.

The contents of the burial site are being removed by a team of archaeologists from Inverness and Skye. They could be reconstructed and relocated to a new site at Armadale.

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