Two Early Bronze Age short cists and several outlying undated features were discovered unexpectedly on a construction site at Holm Mains Farm, and were subsequently excavated by Headland Archaeology in May 2003. The larger of the two cists contained a male individual placed in a crouched position. Accompanying this burial were two barbed-and-tanged arrowheads, ten other lithic tools and fragments of a finely decorated Beaker pot. The second cist was in a much poorer state of preservation, but contained an adult male accompanied by a single Beaker pot. Near the cists were several pits and ditches. However, these produced no artefacts to aid with dating and there was nothing to link these discoveries to the two cists. <1>
The excavation assemblage was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 40/08) and allocated to Inverness Museum. <2>
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