Accessing Scotland's Past

  Example site type: Barrow  
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An artificial mound of earth and/or turf and stone raised over one or more burials, often surrounded by a ditch. Sometimes only the ditch is visible as a cropmark, while occasionally a central pit indicates the position of a burial. Several different types of barrow have been recognised, dating from the Neolithic to the late Iron Age.

 

 

 



High-spy view of excavation of Red Castle barrow cemetery, Angus - click for a larger image
High-spy view of excavation of Red Castle barrow cemetery, Angus
 
  Examples in The Cairngorms   Craigroy  
  Examples in The Merse   Edenmouth  |  Whitmuirhaugh, Sprouston  
   
 
  Accessing Scotland's Past