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>
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Land 80m SE of The Surgery, Lewiston, Drumnadrochit
Centred NH 2509 8292 (4m by 5m) (2 map features)
INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
URQUHART AND GLENMORISTON
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Feb 10 2022 5:34PM
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