MHG45032 - Cist - Snizort
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Type and Period (1)
- SHORT CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
Centred 42 56.
.... an urn of elegant workmanship, found in a stone chest formed of six flags (a short cist) : this urn was filled with ashes; was placed ....... with the mouth up, and covered with a thin stone. This was discovered beneath an immense cairn. (Urn presented to Pennant by Mr MacDonald of Kingsburgh) .
T Pennant 1776.
NG45NW 2 centred 42 56.
In a cairn recently (c.1790) excavated in this parish was found a cist about 5ft long and 4.5 ft broad. In it was the handle of a small weapon, resembling the hilt of a sword, quite corroded with rust, and a pin, which seems to be compound metal, about 7ins long, somewhat rounder than a pretty large probe; the one end was flat and broad, the other round and sharp-pointed. Also in the cist was an urn of "burnt clay", which was broken on discovery. (Presumably a beaker burial with beaker, remnants of a knife and an ? awl.)
- --- SHG2597 Text/Publication/Volume: NSA. 1845. The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy. Vol. 14, Inverness-shire, 291.
- --- SHG2616 Text/Publication/Volume: Pennant, T. 1776. A Tour in Scotland; MDCCLXXII. 343.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 4199 5600 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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