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Calanais Survey and Excavation, 1979-88

The full report on excavations at the stone ring and alignments at Calanais in the Western Isles.

The digs took place between 1980 and 1986 in advance of repairs to the ground, much worn by visitors. The excavations revealed many unexpected structures hidden below the surface and also gave us a better idea of when its various bits were built. They added to our understanding of its connections with the great stone rings in Orkney; and the high quality pottery helped build up a picture of long distance connections.

This final report describes the detail, providing much material for archaeologists and others to develop their ideas about the stones.

  • Audiences

    Corporate Interest Users, Researchers, Visitors, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts

  • Date Published

    07 July 2011

  • Publisher

    Historic Environment Scotland

  • Publication Types

    Academic Research

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