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Tomb of the eagles a window on Stone Age tribal Britain by John W. Hedges

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Published by J. Murray in London .
Written in English



  • Isbister Site (Scotland),
  • Orkney (Scotland),
  • Scotland,
  • Orkney.


  • Neolithic period -- Scotland -- Orkney.,
  • Isbister Site (Scotland),
  • Orkney (Scotland) -- Antiquities.,
  • Scotland -- Antiquities.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJohn W. Hedges ; with photographs by Mike Brooks.
LC ClassificationsGN776.22.G7 H43 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 244 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages244
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2974083M
ISBN 100719541190
LC Control Number84221705

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This neolithic stone burial chamber is known as the Tomb of the Eagles thanks to the bones of hundreds of sea birds found on the spot. Now visitors can crawl inside the burial site thanks to a. ENTERING THE 'TOMB'. The passageway into the Tomb is 28” (70 cm) wide and 33” (85 cm) high. The roof is 3 metres high with skylights providing light. The quickest/easiest option to enter the tomb is to crawl along the 3 metre passageway. Alternatively, many visitors have a great time using the ingenious trolley! Tomb of the Eagles: Death and Life in a Stone Age Tribe. Author. Hedges, John W. Publisher. New Amsterdam Books. Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping $ free shipping worldwide. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit organization. Ancient History Encyclopedia receives a small. Tomb of the Eagles. 1K likes. CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS This family-run attraction offers a really memorable visit. The sites are amazing - and Followers: K.