Blackhammer Chambered Cairn

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Blackhammer Chambered Cairn.

Blackhammer Chambered Cairn is a Neolithic cairn on Rousay, in Orkney, Scotland. It is in the care of Historic Scotland.

It is thought to date from around 3000 BC. The structure is a typical stalled cairn, with an interior divided into seven compartments by pairs of upright stone slabs. The cairn has a modern roof, as the cairn originally was only a few feet high. Access is by a hatchway and ladder in the roof, as the original entrance was sealed. There have been finds of bones and pottery in the cairn.

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Coordinates: 59°07′53″N 3°01′31″W / 59.1313°N 3.0253°W / 59.1313; -3.0253