MHG2993 - Cist, Mains of Daltulich


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Type and Period (1)

  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A cist containing a crouched skeleton was found whilst ploughing by Mr Donald Macdonald, 3 Dorran, Nairnside, on Datulich Mains Farm on 10 Feb 1970.
The cist was oriented E-W and was formed by four side slabs and a capstone. It measure internally 39" by 20" by 19" deep. The floor was of sand covered by a layer of rubble on which lay the skeleton with its head to the E. There were no other contents. It was full of earth as the capstone had been pushed ot one side, probably by the plough over the years.
The skeleton has been sent to the Anatomy Dept. of Aberdeen University for analysis.
Visited by OS (A A) 13 February 1970; Information from R Milne, Curator, Inverness Museum.

The farmer at Mains of Daltulich pointed out the find spot of this cist on the ground at NH 5373 4153. The cist is still is situ, though buried, and the capstone lies nearby the edge of the field.
Site surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (A A) 20 February 1970

There are human remains from a BA cist at Daltulich Mains, Daviot, listed in the Inverness Museum catalogue under Acc. No. 1978.037. They are likely to be from this site, sent back from Aberdeen University, although this needs confirming. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7352 4153 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH74SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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