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The chapel and burial ground on St Ninian's Isle, Shetland; excavations past and present.

9781907975462

The chapel and burial ground on St Ninian's Isle, Shetland; excavations past and present.

Barrowman, Rachel.

Society for Medieval Archaeology

256 pages

$80.00

Society for medieval archaeology monograph; 32

DA660

Excavations on the island were conducted in 1955-59, but the Pictish silverware that was found so eclipsed all other interest that the full findings were not published. In 1999, with erosion threatening the site, archives were scoured until the original reports were found, and further excavations were conducted from Glasgow University. Barrowman and other colleagues combine both sets of reports in this volume. After an introduction and background they look at an ogham-inscribed slab from St. Ninians Isle found in 1876, an assessment of the 1955-59 excavations, excavations to the south of the chapel in 1999 and 2000, and interpretations. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co. (A[c] Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

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