A Visitors Guide to Clava Cairns

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Author  Ancient Scotland Tours
Publisher  Ancient Scotland Tours
Publication Date   February 12, 2012
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Pages  15

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The Clava cairn is a type of Bronze Age circular chamber tomb cairn, named after the group of 3 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 and covered with a cairn of stones, with the entrances oriented south west towards midwinter sunset. In the other sub-type an annular ring cairn encloses an apparently unroofed area with no formal means of access from the outside.
A Visitors Guide to Clava Cairns has been written specifically to appeal to the download market and gives a comprehensive look at the Balnuaran prehistoric cemetery.

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