EHG5385 - Excavation - Sangobeg Sands, Sutherland

Technique(s)

Organisation

Glasgow University (GUARD)

Date

Sept 2000

Description

Salvage excavation was carried out by Glasgow University (GUARD) in 2000 in dunes at Sangobeg, near Durness in northern Sutherland, on a site discovered during the North Sutherland Coastal Zone Assessment Survey in 1998 (see EHG130). The excavation uncovered the fragmentary remains of probable Norse-period settlement, including stone walling, a hearth and occupation deposits that had been truncated by erosion. Sealed beneath the Norse-period remains was the burial of a child of indeterminate sex, aged between 8–10 years, who had been placed in a flexed position on a bed of quartzite pebbles and covered with a mound of clean sand, capped with larger quartzite stones. <1> See link for published article.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Publication/Article: Brady. K, Lelong. O & Batey, C.. 2007. A Pictish burial and Late Norse/Medieval settlement at Sangobeg, Durness, Sutherland. Scottish Archaeological Journal Volume 29, Issue 1. 5- 82. Digital. [Mapped features: #10346 ; #10347 Trenches, ]

Map

Location

Location Sangobeg Sands, Sutherland
Grid reference Centred NC 4278 6631 (53m by 55m)
Map sheet NC46NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish DURNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Iron Age inhumation burial - Sangobeg Sands (Monument)
  • Norse Settlement - Sangobeg Sands (Monument)

Record last edited

Jul 9 2020 5:29PM

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