MHG58774 - Bog Burial - Dava Moor

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Type and Period (2)

  • BOG BURIAL? (17th Century - 1601 AD? to 1700 AD?)
  • INHUMATION? (17th Century - 1601 AD? to 1700 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Woollen Clothing and broad Bonnet, found on a human skeleton in a peat-moss on Dava Moor, Cromdale, Morayshire, in July 1927, and a birch Stick which was found laid on the body.
PSAS 1928

The relics were found, in July 1927, on a skeleton in the moss with a birch stick laid across the body. Professor T. H. Bryce examined the skeleton and reported in a letter of August 5th, 1927, that it represented a short, poorly developed person somewhat over 20 years old. The long bones were very short and fragile, the length of the thigh bone indicating a height of under 4 ft. 10 ins. The sex is doubtful. There was some dark hair still adhering to the bones.
A S Henshall 1954

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NJ 0000 3800 (60m by 60m)
Map sheet NJ03NW
Civil Parish CROMDALE, INVERALLAN AND ADVIE
Geographical Area BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY

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