EHG4672 - Excavation - cist burial, new medical centre, Drumnadrochit

Technique(s)

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>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M.. 2015. New Medical Centre, Drumnadrochit: Archaeological Excavation: Data Structure Report. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Land 80m SE of The Surgery, Lewiston, Drumnadrochit
Grid reference Centred NH 5088 2917 (4m by 5m)
Map sheet NH52NW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish URQUHART AND GLENMORISTON
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Feb 10 2022 5:34PM

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