MHG54897 - Partial horse burial, Marine Terrace, Rosemarkie
A partial horse burial dating from the mid to late 18th century.
Type and Period (1)
- HORSE BURIAL (18th Century - 1750 AD? to 1800 AD?)
- None recorded
A partial horse burial was discovered during trial trenching in 2011. This highly unusual feature comprised a well-constructed pit containing a selective quantity of bone from the upper torso of a small horse or pony placed discretely at the centre. A full description of the burial and finds is available in the linked report.
Large numbers of horse bones were also recovered from the buried ground surface (context 207, see MHG54896). It is possible that this assemblage included the legs and feet of this horse, but the number of teeth does suggest there is more than one horse represented. <1><2>
- <1> SHG25289 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M.. 04/2011. No. 5 Marine Terrace, Rosemarkie: Trial Trenching Evaluation: Data Structure Report. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital. Feature 4.
- <2> SHG25291 Text/Report: Thom, J. 2011. '8: Assessment of Animal Bone' in No. 5 Marine Terrace, Rosemarkie: Trial Trenching Evaluation - Data Structure Report. . Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7377 5764 (1m by 2m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- PANTILE (18th Century - 1701 AD? to 1800 AD?)
- WINE BOTTLE (18th Century - 1750 AD? to 1750 AD?)
- PLANT MACRO REMAINS (Unknown date)
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