MHG411 - Long Cist, Stain
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Type and Period (2)
- LONG CIST (Early Iron Age to Early Medieval - 550 BC to 1057 AD)
- BURIAL GROUND (Early Iron Age to Early Medieval - 550 BC to 1057 AD)
- None recorded
A long-cist cemetery occupying a 300 yd long sandy mound, and comparable with Ackergill(ND35SW 12) and other cemeteries of the pre-Viking Iron Age. (See also ND36SW 21)
S Laing 1866; Name Book 1872; NMAS 1892; A J H Edwards 1926; P Ashmore 1981.
There is neither trace nor local knowledge of these cists.
Visited by OS 8 September 1965
This site was re-appraised along with the other cemetery sites in the area using Society of Antiquaries of Scotland manuscripts, and published sources, by Anna Ritchie. <1>
17 stone implements, a fragment of a dog’s jaw bone and limpet shells from Stain, Keiss were donated to the NMS by Samuel Laing in 1865 (GJ 156- GJ 173). It is unclear if they are related to the long-cist cemetery identified in this area as they are only described as from 'Stain, Keiss, Caithness'. Further investigation is needed. <2>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Ashmore, P J. 1981. 'Low cairns, long cists and symbol stones', Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Volume 110, 1978-80. 346-55. 350.
- --- Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Batey, C E. 1984. Caithness Coastal Survey 1980-82: Dunnet Head to Ousdale. University of Durham, Department of Archaeology. 30/01/1984. Digital (scanned as PDF). WIC 116.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Laing, S. 1866. Pre-historic remains of Caithness. 30-6; illust.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: NMAS. 1876. Catalogue of the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland. 88.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 32, 196.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Edwards, A J H. 1926. 'Excavation of a number of graves in a mound at Ackergill, Caithness', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 60 1925-6, p.160-82. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 160-82. 173.
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Ritchie, A.. 2011. Cemeteries of platform cairns and long cists around Sinclair's Bay, Caithness. Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 141. 125-143. Digital.
- <2> Dataset/Database File: National Museums of Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums of Scotland. Digital. GJ 156- GJ 173.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 3440 6025 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)|
- MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
- UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/9354 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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