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>
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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, ]
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Sangobeg Sands, Sutherland
Centred NC 4278 6631 (53m by 55m)
CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
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MHG61913Iron Age inhumation burial - Sangobeg Sands (Monument)
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