MHG14140 - BA Cists, Woodside


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Type and Period (1)

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

1888 2 cists were found 22m apart in morainic mound at Aonach on farm of Drummond. Each contained an inhumation and one was accompanied by a Food Vessel and a fragment of bronze (RMS(NMAS) EQ 601-2).
W J Watson 1889; RCAHMS 1979.

An unworked piece of flint found near one of cists was in the possession of Mr W Urquhart, Evanton, in 1890.
PSAS 1890.

Mr Moore, farmer at Drummond, indicated place known as 'The Uonach or Aonach', It is an area of about 40.468 hectarea of generally flat cultivated land centred at NH 594 653. At W end of this area, centred at NH 591 652, three morainic mounds are discernible, merging slightly into one another. There are no remains of cists and it is not possible to say which of 3 mounds contained them.
Visited by OS (RDL) 5 May 1963.

The bronze was catalogued and photographed as part of the North Kessock & District Local History Society and Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH) collaborative 'Feats of Clay' Project, which was focused on Bronze Age metalworking around the Moray Firth. It was an awl, missing its tip measuring 21mm. It was assigned an Early Bronze Age date. <1>

The food vessel is described as buff coloured, vase shaped with two narrow grooves and close set herring bone patterns in the NMS catalogue. Listed under Acc. No. EQ 601, bronze awl listed under EQ 602. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5910 6520 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH56NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILTEARN

Finds (3)

  • VESSEL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • AWL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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