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|Description ||John Hedges, who brought me to Orkney, discussing his excavation today|
|Andy B |
| Celebrating the discovery of the Tomb of the Eagles|
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Isbister chambered cairn — the Tomb of the Eagles — and to honour its finder, Ronnie Simison MBE, a programme of events gets under way in Kirkwall this week.
The anniversary celebration, organised by the Friends of Orkney Archaeological Trust and hosted by Andrew Appleby and Eoin Scott, takes place in the Kirkwall town hall at 7.30pm on Thursday, August 28. Archaeologist John Hedges will give a talk on the Isbister cairn and the nearby Liddle burnt mound.
On Saturday, Mr Hedges, together with county archaeologist Julie Gibson, will lead a guided walk on the “landscape and structure of the Tomb of the Eagles.”
| Nice to put a face to a name. He wrote the excellent book 'Tomb of the Eagles - Death and Life in a Stone Age Tribe' - (I've got the 'First American edition published in 1987 by New Amsterdam Books/The Meredith Press'. Picked it up in a charity shop at Marlborough in July 2007.) John Hedges was involved in the early excavations, see comments on T.O.T.E. site page.|
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