MHG7781 - Cists w burials, Muirton Mains
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Type and Period (1)
- SHORT CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
A short cist found at NH 4580 5404 in October 1972 and another at NH 4583 5404 in June 1973, on the edge of a river terrace have been recently excavated by Mr. Wedderburn (Inverness Museum) who will shortly be publishing a report. The first contained a crouched inhumation, and the second two cremations and fragments of an undecorated beaker.
Site surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (A A) 14 June 1973
The first cist, slab-built and measuring 0.85m x 0.96m also contained a small quantity of seed. The other, 1m x 1.5m and slab-lined, contained one cremation in SW corner accompanied by fragments of an "undecorated vessel". This had been covered by a shattered cap-stone on top of which, in NE corner, was another cremation mixed with charcoal, which had been covered by a small heap of rounded stones.
L M M Wedderburn 1973
The beaker fragments are listed in the Inverness Museum catalogue under Acc. No. 1975.033. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Wedderburn, L M M. 1973. 'Strathconon, Muirton Mains, short cists', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1973, p.49. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 49. 49.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Hanley, R and Sheridan, A. 1994. 'A beaker cist from Balblair, near Beauly, Inverness District', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, Vol 124, pp 129-39. p 137.
- <1> Collection/Catalogue: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Accession registers. 1975.033.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 4580 5403 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- BEAKER (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12482 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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