Tuesday, 5 October 2010

'Significant' find in Orkney

The archaeologist in me is quite excited:

Neolithic tomb found in garden

"WHEN Hamish Mowatt decided to investigate a mysterious mound as he tidied an Orkney garden, he had little idea he would uncover a hoard of bodies that had lain untouched for around 5,000 years. 
Archeologists believe the tomb he discovered under a boulder outside a bistro in South Ronaldsay could lead to new insights into how our neolithic ancestors lived and died.

But they face a race against time as water washing in and out of the newly
uncovered tomb could wash away its contents and dissolve any pottery and human remains inside."
(Says The Scotsman)

 I seriously need to save some pennies to visit Orkney.