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External Ref:3499
Name:Excavation - Torbreck Cist, Cullaird Wood, Inverness
Organisation:GUARD Archaeology Ltd
Date:March 2012


An archaeological rescue excavation was undertaken by GUARD Archaeology Ltd in March 2012 on behalf of Historic Scotland under the terms of the Human Remains Call-Off Contract, when a prehistoric burial cist was discovered during landscaping works following the construction of a new access track in Cullaird Wood, south-west of Inverness. The excavation uncovered a sub-rectangular stone built cist containing the probable remains of an adult individual with a Plain Urn vessel and six lithic fragments. <1>

The site and excavation were published online in 2014. <2>

Type(s) of Investigation



Torbeck Cist 1 (photo by GUARD)  © GUARDTorbeck Cist 2 (photo by GUARD)  © GUARDTorbeck Cist 3 (photo by GUARD)  © GUARDTorbeck Cist 4 (photo by GUARD)  © GUARDTorbeck Cist 5 (photo by GUARD)  © GUARD


Fieldwork Report  © GUARD (File size: 4220 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 6414 4044 (13m by 13m)
Map Sheet:NH64SW
Civil Parish:DORES
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Cullaird Wood

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Kilpatrick, M. 2012. Torbreck Cist, South-West Inverness: Human Remains Call-Off Contract: Data Structure Report: Project 3499. GUARD Archaeology Ltd. Digital.
  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Kilpatrick, M. AR08: A Highland Funeral: Portrait of an Early Bronze Age Beaker Burial at West Torbreck, south-west Inverness. GUARD Archaeology Ltd. Digital.

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