Obadiah's Barrow

Obadiah 's Barrow (also called Obadiah 's Grave ) is one of about 80 built on the Isles of Scilly Neolithic ( about 2500 BC) input graves. It is located on the Isle of Gugh off the coast of Cornwall in England.

Location

From the island of St. Agnes leads out to the east on foot along a narrow Schwemmlandstreifen ( tombolo ) to the island Gugh, keep to the left and go a few meters up the slope. Situated off the beaten track megalithic nestles into the hillside.

Description

The typical for systems of this type Round Hill has seven meters in diameter and 0.6 m high. The chamber is 3.2 m long, 1.4 m wide and 1.1 m high and has three left in situ capstones. The plant has a short passage leading to narrowed, oriented to the west chamber access. The input grave was archaeologically investigated in 1900. In addition to a dozen urns with remains of human cremations from the Bronze Age a sitting skeleton was found. In three other investigated on the Scillys chambers burials were found, which cover a period of nearly 700 years.

On the Isles of Scilly are the most in nearly rounded hills that are surrounded by curbs and cover a rectangular chamber made of large granite slabs. Some hills are situated on a large, combined with stones platform. The excavated plants containing human bones and cremated remains in urns. The Knackyboy Carn at St. Martin contained the remains of at least 60 individuals. Input graves seem longer than in the other regions to have been in use on the Scilly.

Context

Input graves (also called " Scillonian Entrance Grave" or " West County tomb " called ) are a megalithic construction, which can be found except on the Isles of Scilly in Cornwall, the Channel Islands and in County Waterford. In France, especially in Brittany they are called " dolmens in V-shape " known.

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A few hundred meters further the highly inclined about 2.4 m high menhir " Old Man of Gugh ".

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