MHG3091 - Barrow and Burial - Fort George, Ardersier Point
A barrow on Ardescroon Point removed during the construction of Fort George in 1750.
Type and Period (2)
- ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- INHUMATION (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
In a round barrow removed to erect Fort George at Ardescroon Point in Scotland, 1750, was found a skeleton, and a brass spearhead 14 inches by 3 ins. <1>
Wilson is indebted to a Mr Albert Way for a sketch of this eyed spearhead. <2>
No further information regarding this skeleton and bronze spearhead could be found.
Visited by OS (R D) 16 August 1964.
Late Bronze Age spearhead of Greenwell and Brewis's Lunate class (ie. Leaf-shaped blade with lunate openings). <3>
In 1750 when a 'round barrow' was removed during the construction of Fort George, an inhumation and a bronze spearhead (now lost) were discovered. <5>
This spearhead was catalogued 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 has been lost. It was assigned a Late Bronze Age date. <6>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Burgess, C. 1976. Burials with metalwork of the later Bronze Age in Wales and beyond. 81-104. 92, no. 42.
- <1> Text/Publication/Volume: Gough, R. 1786-96. Sepulchral monuments in Great Britain applied to illustrate the history of families, manners, habits and arts, at the different periods from the Norman Conquest to the seventeenth century. v.
- <2> Text/Publication/Volume: Wilson, D. 1851. The archaeology and prehistoric annals of Scotland. 263.
- <3> Text/Publication/Article: Coles, J M. 1962. ''Scottish Late Bronze Age metalwork: typology, distributions and chronology'', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 93 1959-60, p.16-134. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 16-134. 78.
- <5> Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1979. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of North-east Inverness, Inverness District, Highland Region. . 11, No. 42.
- <6> Text/Publication/Monograph: Clark, G., Cowie, T. & Kruse, S. 2017. Feats of Clay. Cat. No. 119.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7614 5666 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)|
- SPEARHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14320 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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