MHG8555 - BA Burials w finds, North Sutor

Summary

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Type and Period (1)

  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH86NW 2 80 69.

Two crude burial urns, found c1820-1823 in "a bank of blown sand directly under the northern Sutor". The sand, partially removed by storms, overlaid a deposit of animal bones. One urn was filled with ashes and half-burned bones, other with bits of a black bituminous-looking stone resembling jet, which had been made into beads and "little flat parallelograms perforated edgewise, with 4 holes apiece". (NSA 1845; Miller 1835). In 1845 one of urns was in possession of James Taylor of Nigg (NSA 1845)
H Miller 1835; NSA 1845.

There is no sand directly underneath the northern Sutor and it seems more likely that the find was made in the sand dunes to the W, centred at NH 800 691. Otherwise no further information.
Visited by OS (I S S) 25 August 1972.


Miller, H, 1835, Scenes and legends of the north of Scotland, or the traditional history of Cromarty, 81 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2517.


NSA, 1845, The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, Vol. 14, Ross and Cromarty, 30 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2597.


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, 16, No. 109 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 8000 6899 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH86NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish NIGG

Finds (3)

  • URN (Undated)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • BEAD (Undated)

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