Cowie, Trevor (Research Associate) (2016) ‘Thanks to you the best has been made of a bad job’: Vere Gordon Childe and the Bronze Age cairn at Ri Cruin, Kilmartin, Argyll & Bute. In: Ancient lives: object, people and place in Early Scotland. Essays for David V Clarke on his 70th birthday. Sidestone Press, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 111-126. ISBN 9789088903755

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Ri Cruin is one of the series of Early Bronze Age cairns that make up the well-known linear cemetery in Kilmartin Glen, Argyll. The aim of this short paper is to make more fully accessible and account of the work undertaken by Gordon Childe in the summer of 1936 when the site was prepared for public access. Although both by the scope of the work and the archaeological results were limited it adds previously unpublished detail and touches of local colour to the record of Childe's time in Scotland.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Vere Gordon Childe, Bronze Age, cairn, Argyll, Kilmartin Glen, Ri Cruin
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Scottish History and Archaeology (from 2012)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 11:13
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 14:51

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