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Hilton Of Embo

Cist (Period Unassigned), Inhumation (Period Unassigned), Beaker

Site Name Hilton Of Embo

Classification Cist (Period Unassigned), Inhumation (Period Unassigned), Beaker

Alternative Name(s) Dornoch Nursery

Canmore ID 14841

Site Number NH79SE 18

NGR NH 7980 9081

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

C14 Radiocarbon Dating


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Dornoch
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NH79SE 18 7980 9081

NH 797 909. A short cist found in the forestry nursery at Hilton of Embo was exacavated in September 1979. It lay NW-SE and measured 0.96m by 0.72m internally; it had a massive capstone but no base-stone, nor was it luted. The contents consisted of a crouched skeleton, an all over corded beaker, five barbed and tanged arrowheads, a bracer (Atkinson's class B.1), a flint strike-a-light and an iron ore nodule.

All finds are in Invernes Museum (INVMG 980.15-19).

K Antonio, P Ashmore and R Gourlay 1979; G Harden 1985.

The precise find spot of the cist was pointed out by the head forester at NH 7980 9081.

Visited by OS, 2 December 1980.


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