MHG6341 - Cist (1976), Balintore

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • BURIAL (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2401 BC?) + Sci.Date

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Renumbered from NH87NE0005C
JHooper, 4/11/2002
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NH87NE 13 8617 7578.
NH 865 757. Cist, Balintore: This cist was found 1976; it measured 0.92m by 0.45m and contained two inhumations, the primary being an adult and secondary a child. It has been destroyed. (For other burials in this area, see NH87NE 5, 8, 10 and 11.) RCAHMS 1979.

The precise find-spot of the cist was pointed out on the ground at NH 8617 7578 by Mr Campbell, headmaster of Hilton School, who saw the cist in situ. The contents have been removed to Inverness Museum. Visited by OS (N K B) 9 June 1981.

Two DNA samples, one from each burial, were included in the 'A summary round-up list of Scottish archaeological human remains that have been sampled/analysed for DNA as of January 2019', available online through DES. This also includes references for where the DNA results have been pulished. Radiocarbon dates from both samples was also obtained, producing Neolithic dates of 3364-3108-2877 BC for the adult male and 3335-3030 BC for the infant, both calibrated to 2 sigma. <1>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 8616 7578 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH87NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish FEARN

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