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ID:EHG4672
External Ref:70012
Name:Excavation - cist burial, new medical centre, Drumnadrochit
Organisation:AOC Archaeology Group
Date:Jan 2015

Description

During site clearance for a new medical centre in Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, in 2015 the operator of a mechanical excavator uncovered a slab-built structure within the subsoil. Removal of the capping stones revealed human remains inside a stone cist. The building contractors secured the site until archaeologists from AOC Archaeology Group recorded and excavated the cist and the surrounding area. Excavation revealed that the cist contained a crouched inhumation burial in a degraded condition. There were no artefacts recovered from the grave. The shallow remains of an elongated pit, a possible second burial, were identified next to the cist and from which fragments of a decorated Beaker pot and a stone wrist guard were recovered. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • EXCAVATION

Reports

Fieldwork report  © AOC Archaeology Group (File size: 8171 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 5088 2917 (4m by 5m)
Map Sheet:NH52NW
Civil Parish:URQUHART AND GLENMORISTON
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Land 80m SE of The Surgery, Lewiston, Drumnadrochit

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M. 2015. New Medical Centre, Drumnadrochit: Archaeological Excavation: Data Structure Report. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings - none

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