MHG3326 - Short Cist - South Clunes, Kiltarlity


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH54SE 15 5560 4151.

NH 5560 4151 (Visited by OS field surveyor 1 November 1967) In March, 1933, a short cist containing a contracted burial and beaker, was found on the croft by James Forbes, South Clunes (No.6 South Clunes, Kirkhill, Kiltarlity, Inverness). The site was in a gravelly ridge. The cist was formed of six slabs set on edge and covered with 5 irregular flat stones all of probably local micaceous schist. The beaker was intact, but the bones (presented to the Anatomy Museum, Aberdeen) were fragmentary.
A Low 1934.

This cist survives in good order. Oriented ENE- WSW, it measures 0.9m x 0.5m x 0.3m deep. It has been covered with a stone for protection. Surveyed at 1/2500
Visited by OS (J B) 28 July 1975

Human remains are listed in the University of Aberdeen Museum catalogue under Acc. No. ABDUA:36700, and the Beaker under ABDUA:14262. These can be searched on their online catalogue and image library, or see External links. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5560 4151 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH54SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (2)

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

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