Issue: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 81

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Title: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 81
Year of Publication: 1946
Volume: 81
DOI: 10.5284/1000184
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Charles S T Calder
1 - 7
Description of two prehistoric standing stones, one of which displays incised Pictish symbols comprising a goose and a rectangular grid.
Charles S T Calder
W C C Osman Osman Hill
7 - 15
Two stone cists were discovered within an overgrown mound during landscaping. One of the cists had previously been disturbed. A total of three skeletons were associated, one of whom was an adult male.
V G Childe
Walter G Grant
16 - 42
Further excavation of stone built domestic structures and associated features revealed in 1937-8. Features included internal divisions, floor surfaces, hearths, drains and a post hole.Finds included decorated pottery, burnt bone, skaill knives, hammer stones, rubbers, a macehead, bone tools, worked flints and charcoal.
Stewart H Cruden
43 - 47
At the time of writing this mill was the last surviving of its type in Orkney and is one of the best examples of a type more common in the Shetlands and the Faroe Islands, less so in the Western Isles and Ireland. They are often known as Clack Mills due to the distinctive sound they make when in operation. Many mills would have been worked from a single stream on a family rather than a commercial basis.
Angus Graham
48 - 99
Discussion of the distribution and physical features of the brochs of Scotland. All known structures are listed in an appendix.
Thomas Innes
114 - 118
Discussion of a 17th-century illuminated parchment which originated in Aberdeen and detailed the ancestry of Walter Innes who was in the service of the Queen Dowager, Henrietta Marie.
Robert Kerr
J A A Lamb
118 - 133
A corrected and augmented list of Episcopal tokens, together with an outline of the history of Episcopacy in Scotland.
E M Mein
134 - 138
A brief assessment of the provenance and authenticity of a well known Covenanting banner.
Kenneth A Steer
G S Keeney
138 - 157
Excavation of two adjacent stone built enclosures and associated field system characterised as homesteads or clusters of houses. There is a marked concentration of these along the sides of the valleys of the Bowmont and Kale Waters and their tributaries, although they differ widely in plan and construction, and, it may be inferred,in date.
Robert B K Stevenson
158 - 170
The surviving remains which comprise hut circles, Dunsapie Fort, a defensive dyke, cottages, rigs, terraces and scooped enclosures, are described in detail.
C M Piggott
171 - 172
The mould was found during groundworks and was said to have been associated with a second mould and a pair of stone axes. Possible affinities with the north of Britain and southern England are discussed.
C M Piggott
173 - 174
The "razor" was encased in the remains of a wooden sheath overlaid by cremated bone within a stone cist which is thought to be a secondary burial in an earlier mound.
Charles S T Calder
174
A square stone panel with the initials W S and E Q carved in relief, together with the date 1671 is incorporated into the structure of South House. The initials are said to be those of William Stoddart, a former proprietor of the house, and of his wife Elizabeth White (Quhite).
Robert B K Stevenson
174 - 178
During the laying of drains and other services a cinerary urn was struck in the middle of January 1947. This had been covered by a low burial cairn. Part of a second cairn was revealed about 20 feet to the west and remains of cremation burials were found among its stones. A second cinerary urn was also revealed. A further four burials comprised un-urned cremated bone. A third highly disturbed cairn was identified 140 yards south-south-east of the first.
Stuart M K Henderson
178 - 179
A stone cist containing cremated human remains was disturbed during gravel quarrying in 1940. The human remains were identified as an adult male aged approximately 40 years.
Robert B K Stevenson
179 - 182
Discussion of a distinctive form of arrowhead broadly dated to the Beaker period which are known from a variety of sites in Scotland.
Angus Graham
182
A note on the discovery of two new vitrified forts from western Ross where they were previously unknown.
Robert B K Stevenson
182 - 183
A long cist containing a skeleton was discovered by workmen.
Kenneth A Steer
183 - 185
Report on artefacts associated with a Bronze Age cairn which covered a short cist containing cremated bone. Artefacts included a Collared urn, a retouched flint scraper and iron fragments which may have been associated with secondary burial during the Iron Age.
Robert B K Stevenson
185 - 186
A short cist discovered during building work contained a Food Vessel. There was no surviving burial.
Maurice P Dunlap
186 - 188
Discovery of two memorial stones of probable Viking origin.
Kenneth A Steer
188
Book review.
189 - 208
209 - 212
213 - 214