MHG8104 - Cists w beaker & finds, Fyrish Farm House
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Type and Period (1)
- CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC) + Sci.Date
- None recorded
NH66NW 5 6182 6899 and 6185 6899
These two cists were found before 1865; one contained an inhumation, an N4 Beaker and a bracer (RMS(NMAS) EQ 131 and 133 respectively); the other was empty.
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1868; Name Book 1875; D L Clarke 1970.
No trace of the cists was found, but at the site of the eastern one lies a large flat irregularly shaped stone slab, 1.7m by 1.4m maximum width and 0.3m thick.
Visited by OS (RDL) 5 May 1963.
A radiocarbon date was obtained and published for the human remains in 2004 as part of the National Museuems of Scotland Radiocarbon Dating Programme. This provided an Early Bronze Age date of 2295-2200 BC calibrated to 1 sigma. <1> The radiocarbon date and DNA sample information were also 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. <2>
NMS also have the skull from the inhumation within their collections from this site (Acc. No. EQ 132). The beaker is ornamented with bands of parallel lines & zigzags and measures 6 x 6 in. (EQ 131). The bracer is of hard greenish stone, 4 1/2 x 1 1/4 in., and in cross-section curved, polished, perforated at each corner (EQ 133). All three were acquired by the NMS in 1865 from William Walker. <3> <4>
See link below to NMS catalogue and SCRAN for photo of the stone bracer.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Clarke, D L. 1970. Beaker pottery of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol. 2, 520.
- --- 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. 103.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 2, 71.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Mitchell, M E C. 1934. 'A new analysis of the Early Bronze Age beaker pottery of Scotland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, Vol 68 (1933-34), pp 132-89. p 187.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1868. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library plus exhibits', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 6 1864-6, p.7-14,41-8,86-91,109-14,178-83,203-10,233-39. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 7-14,41-8,86-91,109-14,17. 233.
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Sheridan. A. 2004. The National Museums Scotland Radiocarbon Dating Programmes: Results Obtained during 2004/5. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 2004. 174-176. Paper (Copy). 174.
- <2> Text/Publication/Article: Sheridan. A, et al (25 others). 2018. A summary round-up list of Scottish archaeological human remains that have been sampled/analysed for DNA as of January 2019, Discovery Excav Scot, New Series, Volume 18. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 1-23. Online. pp. 9.
- <3> Dataset/Database File: National Museums of Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums of Scotland. Digital. EQ 131- EQ 133.
- <4> Dataset/Database File: 2020. Database of Human Remains in Museum Collections from Highland Area. NMS, IMAG & Marishal College. Digital. EQ 132.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6182 6898 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- BEAKER (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- ARM GUARD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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External Links (4)
- http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=000-100-036-641-C& (Link to online NMS Online catalogue)
- https://canmore.org.uk/c14index/13681 (Link to online Scottish Radiocarbon Database)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13681 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
- https://www.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=000-100-036-641-C& (Link to online SCRAN record)
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