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Cairns of Clava

Edward Meldrum

Cairns of Clava

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by Edward Meldrum

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Published by Edward Meldrum in Inverness .
Written in English


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Statementillustrations and text by Edward Meldrum.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 folded sheet (10p.) :
Number of Pages10
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  Properly termed Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Balnuaran of Clava (whew), the name is often shortened to just Clava Cairns. A cairn is a human-made pile or stack of stones and the word comes from the Scottish Gaelic: càrn (plural càirn). The site includes three cairns . Clava Cairns is a prehistoric cemetery which dates from around BC albeit on a site previously used by prehistoric peoples for domestic purposes. The cemetery site experienced two stages of use: Around BC a row of up to five burial cairns were erected of which three remain. Around BC the site was re-used and the small Kerb Cairn.

Clava Cairns is a group of three Bronze Age cairns dating back around years. The cemetery was used in two periods. At around BC a row of large cairns was . The Clava cairn is a type of Bronze Age circular chamber tomb cairn, named after the group of three cairns at Balnuaran of Clava, to the east of Inverness in Scotland. There are about 50 cairns of this type in an area round about Inverness. They fall into two sub-types, one typically consisting of a corbelled passage grave with a single burial chamber linked to the entrance by a short passage.

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Clava Cairns is an early Bronze Age site in Scotland, located east of the city of Inverness, consisting of three well-preserved cairns (two of which are passage graves) and a number of free-standing stones strategically placed for astronomical purposes.

The full name of the site is the Prehistoric Burial Cairns of the Balnuaran of Clava which is usually shortened to The Balnuaran of Clava and Author: Joshua J.

Mark. Clava Cairns or the Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Bulnuaran of Clava are a group of three Bronze Age cairns located near Inverness.

A hugely significant and exceptionally well preserved prehistoric site, Clava Cairns is a fantastic example of the distant history Location: By Culloden Moor, IV2 5EU. The Clava Cairns, also known as the Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Bulnuaran of Clava, date back about 4, years The most prominent features of the Clava Cairns site are three large, circular.

A LITTLE HISTORY BEHIND CLAVA CAIRNS. Clava Cairns is a Bronze Age burial site near Inverness, Scotland and it’s actually made up of two sections. The main one is known as Balnuaran of Clava (this is the one we visited) and Milton of Clava.

Balnuaran of Clava is a site made up of three passage tombs that date back 4, years. The Clava Cairns—or the Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Balnuaran of Clava—are all that remains of what was once a much larger Bronze Age burial complex. Dating back 4, years, the evocative cemetery site retains original features, including passage graves, standing stones, and ring cairns (stone circles).

Clava Cairns is a Bronze age burial and religious site dating back some 4, years that comprises of two tombs or Cairns; Balnuaran of Clava and Milton of Clava. Burial chambers at Clava Cairns Balnuaran of Clava has two passage graves, a kerb ring cairn and a central ring cairn with the standing stones close by.

The Clava cairn is a type of Bronze Cairns of Clava book circular chamber tomb cairn, named after the group of three cairns at Balnuaran of Clava, to the east of Inverness in Scotland.

There are about 50 cairns of this type in an area round about Inverness. They fall into two sub-types, one typically consisting of a.

The Clava cairn is a type of Bronze Age circular chamber tomb cairn, named after the group of three cairns at Balnuaran of Clava, to the east of Inverness in are about 50 cairns of this type in an area round about Inverness.

They fall into two sub-types, one typically consisting of a corbelled passage grave with a single burial chamber linked to the entrance by a short passage.

The Clava Cairns are about 4, years old and were built to house the dead. The cemetery remained a sacred place in the landscape for millennia, and provides many clues to the beliefs of Bronze Age society.

What remains today would have once been part of a larger complex. The Clava Cairns of the Central Highlands of Scotland were recognised by Aubrey Burl () as largely lunar orientated. Their defining feature is a southwest orientation, as described by Audrey Shore Henshall (), Stuart Piggott (), Clive.

Clava Cairns, Scotland. I had come to Clava Cairns from nearby Culloden Battlefield, five miles outside Inverness. Culloden is a patch of ground known to every Scot as the site of the brief but bloody battle in which Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobean forces were routed by the Duke of Cumberland and the Hanoverian government troops.

The Clava cairns date from this period, with about 50 cairns of this type in the Inverness area. Corrimony chambered cairn near Drumnadrochit is an example dated to BC or older. The only surviving evidence of burial was a stain indicating the presence of a single body.

The cairn is surrounded by a circle of 11 standing stones. The Clava Cairns lie not much more than a cannon shot away from Culloden, and Jacobites fleeing the carnage of the battle may well have passed this way. Yet it is worth remembering that the seemingly large distance in time back to the very different world of Culloden, over two and a half centuries, is just a small fraction of the distance we'd.

The Clava cairns remain one of the finest examples of prehistoric structures. Thus, they have become the standard for categorization of similar structures. More than 30 cairns found along the Rivers Enrick, Beauly, and Spey are also known as “Clava cairns” because of their similarity to these original three structures, all of which mystify.

Clava Cairns, Balnuaran of Clava Set within the Balnuaran of Clava, a beautiful wooded area, the ancient Clava Cairns are a group of Bronze Age cairns and standing stones near Inverness. They are about 4, years old, so this burial ground one of the oldest well-preserved sites in Scotland.

Clava Cairns: Clava Cairns - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Scottish Highlands, UK, at Tripadvisor. burial place with a circle of standing stones on a tour of the Highlands and also because of it's ties to the Outlander book series.

Sure did think those standing stones that inspired the author were taller TripAdvisor reviews. Clava Cairns: The Cairns of Clava - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Scottish Highlands, UK, at Tripadvisor TripAdvisor reviews. - Explore Outlandish Scotland Journey's board "Clava Cairns", followed by people on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Cairns, Scotland, Standing stone pins. Clava Cairns is a well-preserved Bronze Age cemetery near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. For many years, it played second fiddle to its more famous neighbour, Culloden Battlefield.

That all changed inwith the release of the TV dramatization of. Mar 3, - Explore hawks's board "Clava Cairns" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Cairns, Scotland travel, Scotland pins. Book your tickets online for Clava Cairns, Scottish Highlands: See reviews, articles, and photos of Clava Cairns, ranked No on Tripadvisor among attractions in Scottish Highlands/5().The Clava Cairns date back to BC and are a remarkable Bronze Age cemetery complex of passage graves, ring cairns, kerb cairns and standing stones in a beautiful setting.

Two parts of the Clava Cairns are open to the public. The larger complex, set in a small oak wood, is Balnuaran of Clava .Dating back to about years, the Clava Cairns are prehistoric burial Cairns of Bulnuaran of Clava.

Used in two periods, the excavations on the sites have resulted into evidence suggesting the site was a farming land and housing area before these monuments were built.