MHG58774 - Bog Burial - Dava Moor, Cromdale
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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?)
- None recorded
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.
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
Information from Treasure Trove database records that the clothing from the burial is in the NMS. The Human remains were given to Fiscal, Elgin. <1>
|Grid reference||Centred NJ 0000 3800 (60m by 60m)|
|Civil Parish||CROMDALE, INVERALLAN AND ADVIE|
|Geographical Area||BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY|
- HUMAN REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- TEXTILE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/318012/dava-moor (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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