MHG9046 - Cist & burial - Fodderty Farm, Fodderty


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH55NW 31 511 596.

In March 1980 a short cist was discovered during ploughing. The cist measured 1.1m W-E by 0.6m by 0.7m N-S internally. Inside was a crouched inhumation, with the head (face upwards) at the NW corner. Six flint flakes had been placed in the SE corner, but the original position of the Northern type beaker is not known as it was removed by the finder of the cist. The skeleton and other finds, along with the excavation archive, are in Inverness Museum, INVMG 980.11. (See also NH55NW 12)
R Gourlay 1984 <1>; R B Gourlay and G Harden 1985. <2>

This site was recorded during ARCH's 2010-2012 Heritage Along the Kyle Line research project. An additional reference was given and a picture of the beaker on display in 2011 at the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery was also supplied. <3> <4>

A radiocarbon date for the human skeletal material from the cist was obtained and published in 2006 and part of the Beaker People Project: Scottish Samples. This indicated an Early Bronze Age date of 2210-2015 BC, calibrated to 1 sigma. <5>

There are various document of correspondance in the Inverness Museum archive files regarding the cist and its contents. The beaker is listed under Acc. No. 1980.011.001, the six flint flakes under 1980.011.002-007 and the skeletal remains under 1980.011.008. <6> <7>

A radiocarbon date for Fodderty was published as part of the British Museum Beaker Dating Programme in 1991. This produced a date of 2295-2135 BC, calibrated at 1 sigma. A copy of the appendix and illustration of the beaker from this publication was sent to Inverness Museum and is kept within their archive files. <8> <6>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5109 5960 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH55NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish FODDERTY

Finds (3)

  • BEAKER (Early Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 1501 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Early Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 1501 BC)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Early Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 1501 BC)

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