Archaeologists ponder Iron Age burial ritual (Scotland)

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After four weeks of excavation at the Knowe o' Skea in Westray, archaeologists Graeme Wilson and Hazel Moore can boast a remarkable statistic.

The burials they have unearthed at the Berstness site make of an incredible 90 per cent of the known Iron Age remains found in Scotland to date.

And this year, the bodies are still turning up.

Prior to the start of work in 2000, Iron Age burials were rare - in the whole of Scotland, let alone Orkney.

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