MHG8976 - Urn, Glen Glass

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

According to Mr Munro-Fergusson (Novar House, Alness), an ornamented urn was found at NH 5568 6799 during the construction of a forestry road about 1965. It crumbled away when picked up. Fergusson didn't see it, but from a workman's description believes it was a beaker.
Visited by OS (I S S) 29 August 1972 <1>

A participant in a Community Timeline course, run by ARCH, reinforced the report that in the 1960s a cist containing a beaker was found while bulldozing a forestry road, but the beaker disintegrated on exposure to the open air. <2>

This area is identified as a cairnfield, but without cists or finds. <3>


<1> 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. 95 (Text/Report). SHG2670.


<2> ARCH and Invidual Participants, 08/2010, Additional information on a number of sites, contributed by participants in ARCH Community Timeline Courses in Evanton and Golspie, Alpin MacDonald (Collection/Catalogue/Gazetteer). SHG24857.


<3> MacRae, N, 1923, The romance of a royal burgh: Dingwall's story of a thousand years, 342 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2489.

Sources/Archives (3)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5568 6779 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH56NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ALNESS

Finds (1)

  • VESSEL (Undated)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

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