MHG8104 - Cists w beaker & finds, Fyrish Farm House


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Type and Period (1)

  • CIST (Early Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 1501 BC) + Sci.Date

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  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

See link below to NMS catalogue and SCRAN for photo of the stone bracer.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6182 6898 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH66NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ALNESS

Finds (2)

  • BEAKER (Early Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 1501 BC)
  • ARM GUARD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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