A short cist was accidentally discovered in September 2011 during the construction of a septic tank at Keas Cottage, Spinningdale, Sutherland. Between 28 September and 2 October 2011 an archaeological rescue excavation was undertaken by GUARD Archaeology Limited, on behalf of Historic Scotland’s Human Remains Call-off Contract, The cist, built within a substantial pit, contained the remains of a crouched inhumation of a middle-aged adult female (35-50 years) with signs of spinal joint disease. A tripartite food vessel urn was placed to the west of her skull and some wool or sheep skin was also recovered from under the skeletal remains. A radiocarbon date of 2051-1911 cal BC and 2151-2018 cal BC was obtained from a bone and charcoal fragments respectively, placing the cist in the early Bronze Age period. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Arabaolaza, I.. 2013. ARO5: Spinning the yarn: a cist at Keas Cottage, Spinningdale. GUARD Archaeology Ltd. Digital.
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Keas Cottage, Spinningdale
Centred NH 6755 8933 (20m by 20m)
CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
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MHG55420Short cist, south west of Spinningdale Mill (Monument)
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Mar 18 2019 11:40AM
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