EHG3509 - Langwell Farm



Glasgow University (GUARD)




NC 4130 0104 The site of a previously excavated cist was investigated by archaeologists from GUARD and NOSAS on 29–31 August 2009. An auger survey revealed that the cist had been set into a curving, naturally raised area of sands and gravels. Profiling of nearby peat deposits, using Kubiena monolith tins, suggests that the course of the river Oykel had at one time run directly alongside this raised area. The underside of the cist top-slab was examined for the first time, but no markings were evident. No further cists were revealed by the auger survey although it was noted that a substantial concentration of river cobbles may represent the remains of a robbed cairn. Though there was no compelling evidence to suggest other cists were ever present in the vicinity, the possibility does remain that the very stony character of the area may have prevented the identification of any underlying cists. Two environmental bulk samples were taken from deposits that were frozen at the time of the February 2009 excavation and will be included in any future post-excavation work. Archive: RCAHMS (intended). Report: Highland Council SMR and RCAHMS Funder: Historic Scotland Alastair Becket and Jennifer Miller – GUARD <1>

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Grid reference NC 4130 0104 (point)
Map sheet NC40SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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