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Clava Cairns Prehistory Tour Scotland

Thursday, March 27, 2008

This afternoon, I am presenting some images of a recent visit to Balnuaran of Clava, near Inverness which was incorporated in a recent tour.

This is an exceptionally well preserved group of prehistoric burial cairns dating back about 4000 years.

Here is a kerb stone with evidence of cup-marks.These are small, dish shaped depressions which have been carved into a rock surface by pecking away with a hard stone implement for what motive no-one knows for certain. There are 104 theories to explain the function of cup marks.

Here is an overview of the site looking towards the N.E.Cairn which is a well preserved passage grave.
Here is inside of one of the cairns which would have contained a body.

Anothse aspect of the site
Here is a friendly tour guide against one of the circle of standing stones which circle the N.E.Cairn.
Scotland is particularly well endowed with pre-history. If you are seeking a specialized tour then post a comment!


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