EHG3892 - Excavation - Torbreck Cist, Cullaird Wood, Inverness



GUARD Archaeology Ltd


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> The excavation assemblage from the site was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 208/15) and allocated to Inverness Museum. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> 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.
  • <2> 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.
  • <3> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 208/15.



Location Cullaird Wood
Grid reference Centred NH 6414 4043 (13m by 13m)
Map sheet NH64SW
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Torbreck Cist - Cullaird Wood, Inverness (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 16 2020 12:28PM

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