A team from Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division carried out salvage excavation of the remaining contents of a cist, which had been distubed by a mechanical excavator during peat clearing works. Details of the cist's construction were recorded and the site of a second possible cist was investigated. Attempts to excavate a section across the cist were unsuccessful due to the frozen ground condition, but the accidental collapse of the northern slab allowed partial examination of the cut. Bones which had previously been removed by the police were retrieved from Dornoch police station for scientific analysis. <1>
Text/Publication/Article: Lelong, O. 2014. Wrappings of power: a woman's burial in cattle hide at Langwell Farm, Strath Oykel. Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 144. 65-131. Digital.
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Lelong, O. 2009. Langwell Farm, Strath Oykel: Human Remains Call-Off Contract Data Structure Report. Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). Digital.
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260m west of Langwell farmstead, Strath Oykel
Centred NC 41328 01044 (66m by 53m) (Centred)
CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Related Monuments/Buildings (2)
MHG51530Short cist and burial west of Langwell House, Strath Oykel (Monument)
MHG52831Stone feature, west of Langwell House, Strath Oykel (Monument)
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