MHG42151 - BA Cist, Craigscorrie
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Type and Period (1)
- CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
In January 1925, a Bronze Age cist was unearthed near the eastern edge of a rocky, wooden knoll, on the summit of a slight ridge. Its presence was suspected by the protrusion of a slab of conglomerate 4' square and 1'3" thick, which, when lifted proved to be the cover stone of an oval-shaped grave cut into the rock. It was 7' long, 4' wide and from 2' - 3' deep. The grave, which was full of gravelling soil, contained the remains of an incompletely incinerated human skeleton, the skull lying near the N end, facing E; the fragments of a bronze blade with midribs and grooves either side, but of too indeterminate a nature to say definitely whether they represent a dagger or a halberd (V G Childe 1944); a barbed and stemmed flint arrowhead, and a flint knife. The flints were calcined, but the bronze appeared not to have been through the fire. (The finds are now in the NMAS.)
J G Callender 1925
NH 5031 4522. All that remains of this cist is a slight depression 2.2m long, 1.3m wide and 0.3m deep. The slab 1.3m square and 0.4m thick, noted by Callander, lies at the side of the depression. Site surveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (N K B) 22 December 1964
(NH 5031 4522) Bronze Age Burial found 1925 (NAT)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1974)
The dagger is EBA (J M Coles 1971) and the flint knife is plano-convex. A S Henshall 1968.
(Bronze dagger of Armorico-British B or Cressingham type). Seven fragments of dagger with well-defined midrib flanked by hollow and cast groove on upper part of blade; towards tip midrib turns into central ridge with diamond-shaped section. Present length 12.3cm, present width 4.1cm. Associations: barbed-and-tanged flint arrowhead; plano-convex flint knife. NMAS EQ 366.
S Gerloff 1975.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Childe, V G et al. 1944. 'Newly discovered short cist burials with beakers', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 78 1943-4, p.106-19. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 106-19. 138.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Callander, J G. 1925. 'Notes on (1) a Bronze Age grave at Craigscorry, Beauly, Invernesshire and (2) two urns from Aberdeenshire', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 59 1924-5, p.204-10. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 204-10. 204-8.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Coles, J M. 1971. 'Scottish Early Bronze Age metalwork', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 101 1968-9, p.1-110. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 1-110. 90.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Gerloff, S. 1975. 'The early bronze age daggers in Britain, and a reconsideration of the Wessex culture', Prahistorishe Bronzefunde Vol. 4 1975, p.Munchen. Prahistorishe Bronzefunde. Munchen. 75, no. 133.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Hanley, R and Sheridan, A. 1994. 'A beaker cist from Balblair, near Beauly, Inverness District', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, Vol 124, pp 129-39. p 137.
- --- 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. . 13, No. 65.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Henshall, A S. 1968. Scottish dagger graves. SHG23464. 173-95. 190, No. 12.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5031 4521 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12667 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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