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'Early Pictish Royal remains' discovered at Rhynie
BBC ^ | 9 September 2013 | unattributed

Posted on 09/15/2013 2:05:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

The remains of what it is thought could be a member of early Pictish royalty have been discovered during an archaeological dig in Aberdeenshire.

The discovery at Rhynie was made by teams from the universities of Aberdeen and Chester.

The remains were found in a carefully made sandstone grave, which the experts believe suggests the person was of high status.

It is the first time remains of a body have been uncovered at the site.

Project leader Dr Gordon Noble, of the University of Aberdeen, said: "We found elements of the legs, pelvis and jaw bone which we recovered and are now analysing in the lab.

"It's extremely rare to find any human remains from this era in the north east of Scotland as the soil in this part of the world is so acidic.

"One of the graves had been carefully made from split sandstone slabs to create a cist and the stone lining and collapsed capstones helped to preserve skeletal material.

"Unlike Anglo-Saxon areas to the south, the tradition in Scotland was largely for unfurnished burial so we didn't expect to find rich grave assemblages."

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: aberdeenshire; godsgravesglyphs; orkney; picts; rhynie; scotland; scotlandyet; shetland

Excavated grave -- The remains found in the grave are now being analysed

Excavated grave -- The remains found in the grave are now being analysed

1 posted on 09/15/2013 2:05:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

2 posted on 09/15/2013 2:06:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

(and, in before the “graverobbing” nonsense starts)


3 posted on 09/15/2013 2:07:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Brak Mak Morn?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bran_Mak_Morn


4 posted on 09/15/2013 2:23:49 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: SunkenCiv
But not in before Pink Floyd. Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In a Cave And Grooving With A Pict.
5 posted on 09/15/2013 2:25:04 PM PDT by ansel12 ( 'I'm on That New Obama Diet. Every Day I Let Vladimir Putin Eat My Lunch' .)
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To: Little Ray

BRAN Mak Morn. Oops.


6 posted on 09/15/2013 2:25:37 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: SunkenCiv

THIS THREAD IS USELESS WITHOUT PICTS!


7 posted on 09/15/2013 2:28:16 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (TTIUWP.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Obligatory. Pink Floyd’s ‘Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In a Cave And Grooving With A Pict’

http://vimeo.com/35303688

Just ignore the video.


8 posted on 09/15/2013 2:30:41 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’ve never been able to figure out the difference between Picts and Celts.


9 posted on 09/15/2013 2:32:20 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

That was perfect; you rock!


10 posted on 09/15/2013 2:36:26 PM PDT by Castlebar
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To: Repeal The 17th

When the Celts arrived the Picts were already there.


11 posted on 09/15/2013 2:36:55 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: SunkenCiv
Present!

Archaeology of The Northern Picts In Scotland

This is a lecture with accompanying presentation- Section 10 details the significance of Rhynie which is thought to be a sort of crossroads of Pictish culture in days of yore. Lots of other artifacts found there, including sculptures, axes, beads, pottery and the like, along with structural evidence (enclosures/palisades) of a royal stronghold in Rhynie.

12 posted on 09/15/2013 2:37:07 PM PDT by Dysart (Being nuts has its advantages...and the machete doesn't hurt, either.)
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To: Repeal The 17th
The Celts are the big scarey men wearing dresses that they call kilts
The kilt is made with nothing worn underneath , so that " the breeze runs thru the trees"
Nothing makes Celts more anrgry that "a cold breeze thru the trees" ,
and add a bad whiskey,.. that makes the Celts outright crankey and pi$$ed !
They arm themselves with spears , swords and noisey and scarey instruments call "bag pipes" , in America we call them 'bad pipes'.
In American parades , we frequently put the bad pipes near the drummers so that you cant hear the screeching and sqwaking so you wont be afraid.
The Picts are the lads running away from the already drunken and pi$$ed Celts , and are rarely photogenic since they were running for their lives !
That is why there are so few pictures today of the Picts.

P.S. That is why Irish Whiskey tastes so good today .
Nobody wants a drunken Irishman who is pi$$ed , so they improved it !
There's not much they can do about the "breeze ".

13 posted on 09/15/2013 2:53:17 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Repeal The 17th; Harmless Teddy Bear; Dysart

You can’t Celt your friends, or Celt your nose, or Celt your friend’s nose. That’s the difference.


14 posted on 09/15/2013 3:02:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: ansel12; yefragetuwrabrumuy

Old stoners are the best. ;’)


15 posted on 09/15/2013 3:02:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Little Ray

Or maybe his brother was named Brak, you don’t know. ;’)


16 posted on 09/15/2013 3:03:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Now I understand...


17 posted on 09/15/2013 3:05:09 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Purdue

18 posted on 09/15/2013 3:06:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Robert E. Howard didn’t write Bran a brother, unfortunately.


19 posted on 09/15/2013 3:07:35 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Repeal The 17th
The Celts came by way of Ireland by way of Central & SW Europe mostly being more refined and cultured.

Now your Picts were native(ish) who favored tattoos and were rather crude, hairy, and given to belligerence. Quite reminiscent of our liberal women today.

20 posted on 09/15/2013 3:12:09 PM PDT by Dysart (Being nuts has its advantages...and the machete doesn't hurt, either.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

“I’ve never been able to figure out the difference between Picts and Celts.”

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070408040758AABAdob


21 posted on 09/15/2013 3:18:00 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: SunkenCiv

There is that, :)


22 posted on 09/15/2013 3:23:06 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: Charles Henrickson
THIS THREAD IS USELESS WITHOUT PICTS!

My kind of humor, Charles Henrickson!

23 posted on 09/15/2013 3:35:20 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: haroldeveryman

Thanks!
Now it seems I have a lot more reading to do...


24 posted on 09/15/2013 3:38:19 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

I hate to burst your bubble but kilts were invented in the 18th century by an Englishman for use by the men in his manufacturing plant.


25 posted on 09/15/2013 3:57:00 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Repeal The 17th

The Picts were larger, lankier people who inhabited the northeastern area of Scotland. The Celts were on the western side of the island, and into the outer islands, down into what is now Wales.

If you run into men bearing the last name of “Kerr” who are > 6’6”, you’re probably looking at the remains of the Pictish genetics in Scotland.


26 posted on 09/15/2013 4:11:57 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: SunkenCiv

If that is my Greatgrandmother, I am going to be a pissed Pict.


27 posted on 09/15/2013 10:41:15 PM PDT by patton (“Really? Have you tried chewing cloves?”)
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To: SunkenCiv

You keep picting at these people and they’re going to strike back!


28 posted on 09/16/2013 7:09:50 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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