CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2629/2/3
TitleExcavation of long chambered cairn at Knowe of Yarso, Orkney
Extent1 file
DescriptionPhotographs of skulls, prepared for publication.

Pencil notes and calculations of skull measurements.

Report: 'Bones from Long Chambered Neolithic Cairn, Knowe of Yarso, Rousay Orkney, 1934' (drafts in manuscript and two annotated copies typescript).

'Inventory of Human Skeletal Remains from Long Chambered Cairn, Knowe of Yarso, Rousay, Orkney, 1934' (two annotated copes).

Draft of paper: 'Description of the Human Skeletal Remains' with list of figures, for publication in 'Poceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Letter from Graham Callander, Orkney, 5 June 1934, thanking Low for sending photos; he has just finished packing the bones and they will be sent in a few days; encloses explanatory note re. same; urging him that when showing the remains to anyone or to the British Association, not to give details of the structure of the cairn as 'that will be given to the world by Walter and myself'; requests a report from Low on the bones for the December meeting of the Society of Antiquaries.

Letter from Walter Grant, Orkney, 22 June, enclosing formal letter of donation of the four neolithic skulls from Rousay; thanks Low for the photographs ('It is a beautiful effort - of its kind ! It gives me the creeps to look at it ...'); Professor Bryce is lunching here today 'His mouth will water when he sees your photographs ...'); Callander is pleased with Low's report on on the Midhowe cairn.

Letter from Walter Grant, Orkney, 27 October 1934, regarding query over number of skeletal remains from Yarso ('If there are really 29 skeletons it is going to be as big a job for you as Midhowe !').

Newspaper reports, 12 March 1935.
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