MHG7992 - Cremation Cemetery - Dalnavie
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Type and Period (2)
- ENCLOSURE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)
- CREMATION CEMETERY (Undated)
- None recorded
Whilst trenching waste ground on the farm of Dalnavie in 1847, the workmen came upon a number of urns at a uniform depth of about 16 inches (505mm). They were surrounded by a low circular turf fence about eighteen yards (16.6m) diameter. In the centre was a large urn, which would contain about a gallon, and a beautifully formed stone axe was found beside it. The central urn was surrounded by fifteen other urns which would contain about half a gallon each. Through carelessness the urns were all destroyed. The axe was sent to the Antiquarian Museum in Edinburgh. <1>
No trace. No further information obtained from enquiries at Dalnavie. Visited by OS (WDJ) 2 May 1963
See also: RCAHMS 1979. <2>
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Maclean, R. 1886. 'The Parish of Rosskeen', Trans Gaelic Soc Inverness Vol. 12 1885-6, p.324-39. Trans Gaelic Soc Inverness. 324-39. 323-3.
- <2> Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1979. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region. . 15, No. 100.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6470 7350 (60m by 60m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- VESSEL (Undated)
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13805 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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