n.a., (1974). Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 106. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

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Humphrey G Welfare
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NS 739540/740538. Exiguous field notes, contemporary newspaper articles and a confused published report were used to reconstruct the excavation of a small cemetery in 1936 and 1939. The burials comprised four inhumation cists, four urned cremations and a simple inhumation. Artefacts included a Beaker decorated with fingernail impressions, at least three Food Vessels, an Enlarged Food Vessel, an 'Encrusted' Urn, a Cordoned Urn containing an archer's bracer, some fabric woven from vegetable fibre, and a cist-slab decorated in 'passage-grave' style. Au
J N Graham Ritchie
Frances Lynch
Dorothy N Marshall
Iain Thornber
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The first two authors report on the excavation of a series of cairns in the Aline Valley, Morvern: Acharn (NM 702504, NM 697507), Claggan (NM 697493) and Kinlochaline (NM 692474). The latter two sites belong to the kerb-cairn class of monument, and a discussion of kerb-cairns in Argyll, Perthshire, Aberdeenshire and N Wales is provided by Lynch and Ritchie. Charcoal associated with central cremation burials at Claggan gave radiocarbon dates centred on c 1000 bc. D N Marshall reports on the excavation of an allied monument at Portavadie, Cowal (NR 933691). An appendix records mesolithic sites with microburins and microliths at Acharn, Morvern (NM 697504). AR
John W Hedges
39 - 98
ND 464841; HY 301219. Extensive excavation of two 'burnt mounds' suggests that, in Orkney at least, they are the remains of permanent farming settlements. Both mounds covered traces of substantial stone buildings associated with flat-rimmed ware, hammerstones, stone ard-shares, quernstones and flint implements. Radiocarbon and thermoluminescence analyses gave dates in the range 1300-100 BC. The discussion includes a detailed survey of the evidence from burnt mounds throughout the British Isles. AR
Graeme Whittington
99 - 110
Continues an earlier study of pit placenames: their distribution in E Scotland is seen to correlate with the best agricultural land, and their suffixes with agricultural associations indicate that the Picts practised a mixed farming economy. The unit of land denoted by the pit element appears to have been variable but small. Dating evidence can be interpreted in two ways, one indicating the 9th and 10th centuries AD and the other pointing to an earlier pre-Norse origin and to a wider primary distribution of pit names.
W Norman Robertson
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A D S MacDonald
Lloyd R Laing
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Michael R Apted
W Norman Robertson
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H Gordon Slade
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Helen Bennett
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NB 386305. Describes the ragged clothing and small personal possessions of a young man probably identifiable with one known to have been murdered in early 18th century, and recently retrieved from a peat bog.
Angus Graham
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L M Maclagan Wedderburn
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Joanna Close-Brooks
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Trevor G Cowie
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Joanna Close-Brooks
David J Breeze
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J N Graham Ritchie
Dorothy A Lunt
A Young
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J N Graham Ritchie
Anna Ritchie
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Joanna Close-Brooks
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NH 824998. A decorated gilt-bronze pin was found in 1974 at Golspie; one side of the flat head is decorated in cast 'chip-carved' technique with a male face, characterized by 'frown-lines' on the brow and prominent ears. The pin is unique in Scotland, but its decoration and technique link it to Pictish stone-carving and metalwork of the 8th and 9th centuries AD, and its findspot lies in an area of known Pictish activity. AR
C J Arnold
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James A Graham-Campbell
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NF 9891. Part of a gilt-bronze equal-armed brooch found at Northton, Harris, is identified as the first British find of Petersen's 'Troms type', a specifically Norwegian form datable to 9th century. The reverse of the brooch shows a clear positive impression of a fine regular textile with an unusual herringbone twill pattern. AR
Stuart Maxwell
215 - 218
An elaborately engraved brass gun bearing the date 1624 and signed 'IL' (James Low of Dundee) was acquired by the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland in 1973. Comparison with the only other such gun (Tower of London Armouries) indicates that both were made by the same hand. Dundee was a major centre of firearm manufacture in late 16th and early 17th centuries, and a remarkable number of guns and pistols made by 'IL' have survived. AR
Robert B K Stevenson
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David H Caldwell
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Robert B K Stevenson
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Charles J Burnett
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Joanna Close-Brooks
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