MHG8029 - Cairn w finds, Achnacloich

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • BURIAL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A grave is said to have been found 'under a cairn at Achnacloich' in 1880, but it is possible that this report refers to the cairn at Stittenham (NH67SE 15, c.v.). The stone-lined grave was set in a pit and measures 2.4m by 0.75m by 0.6m. It contained what may have been an oak coffin containing an inhumation accompanied by three barbed flint arrowheads (RMS(NMAS): EQ 353-5) and a shale disc.
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1922; RCAHMS 1979.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6680 7380 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH67SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

Finds (3)

  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • COFFIN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • DISC (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

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