Simpson, D. D A., Murphy, E. M., Gregory, R. A. and McCartney, M. (2007). Excavation at Orquil souterrain, St Ola, Orkney. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 137. Vol 137, pp. 169-178.

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Excavation at Orquil souterrain, St Ola, Orkney
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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 137
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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
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137
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169 - 178
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Describes a souterrain excavated in 1971. Concludes that the form is generally typical of other Orcadian souterrains, with the exception of a secondary pit feature underlying the floor of the main chamber. A stone ard tip, probably dating to the Bronze Age, is described and illustrated. It is noted that it is likely to be of earlier date than the souterrain (which is tentatively dated to the Iron Age). Discusses the possible date and function of this souterrain and of Orcadian souterrains more generally.
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D D A Simpson
Eileen M Murphy
Richard A Gregory
M McCartney
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2007
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Bronze Age (MIDAS)
Iron Age (Auto Detected Temporal)
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27 May 2010