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A Note on the Dating of Barhobble Chapel Bones and the Historical Context of their Deposition

Citation
Oram R (2009) A Note on the Dating of Barhobble Chapel Bones and the Historical Context of their Deposition. Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society, 83, pp. 51-54. http://www.dgnhas.org.uk

Abstract
A Note on the Dating of Barhobble Chapel Bones and the Historical Context of their Deposition Richard Oram The context and significance of a small cache of human bone apparently deliberately inserted into the structure of a medieval altar, discovered during excavation of the ruined chapel at Barhobble in Wigtownshire in the 1980s, is re-examined in the light of recent C14 determinations. Their re-dating raises interesting questions concerning the development of local cults in 13th-century Galloway and the wider processes of cult-formation in the Gaelic areas of Scotland.

Keywords
Barhobble; saints' cults; human bone; Galloway; Scotland Social conditions; History, Medieval Scotland

Journal
Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society: Volume 83

StatusPublished
Author(s)Oram, Richard
Publication date31/12/2009
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/2736
PublisherDumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society
Publisher URLhttp://www.dgnhas.org.uk
ISSN0141-1292
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