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Barra, Allasdale

Burial(S), Cist(S), Stone Setting(S)

Site Name Barra, Allasdale

Classification Burial(S), Cist(S), Stone Setting(S)

Canmore ID 293929

Site Number NF60SE 115

NGR NF 655 028

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

C14 Radiocarbon Dating

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Barra
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NF60SE 115 655 028

NF 655 028 AOC Archaeology Group was commissioned by Historic Scotland to carry out an archaeological evaluation during November and December 2005 in an area of eroding sand dune in which human remains had been identified. On arrival four exposed cist burials were identified and due to the imminent threat of erosion were excavated. The cists were found to comprise of edge-set slabs and rounded beach stones. Four crouched inhumations were recovered from the cists. A survey of the surrounding area identified stone settings eroding out of the dunes.

Archive to be deposited in NMRS.

Sponsor: Historic Scotland.

Martin Cook, 2006.

Activities

Excavation (November 2005 - December 2005)

NF 655 028 AOC Archaeology Group was commissioned by Historic Scotland to carry out an archaeological evaluation during November and December 2005 in an area of eroding sand dune in which human remains had been identified. On arrival four exposed cist burials were identified and due to the imminent threat of erosion were excavated. The cists were found to comprise of edge-set slabs and rounded beach stones. Four crouched inhumations were recovered from the cists. A survey of the surrounding area identified stone settings eroding out of the dunes.

Archive to be deposited in NMRS.

Sponsor: Historic Scotland.

M Cook 2006

Ground Survey (November 2005 - December 2005)

NF 655 028 AOC Archaeology Group was commissioned by Historic Scotland to carry out an archaeological evaluation during November and December 2005 in an area of eroding sand dune in which human remains had been identified. On arrival four exposed cist burials were identified and due to the imminent threat of erosion were excavated. The cists were found to comprise of edge-set slabs and rounded beach stones. Four crouched inhumations were recovered from the cists. A survey of the surrounding area identified stone settings eroding out of the dunes.

Archive to be deposited in NMRS.

Sponsor: Historic Scotland.

M Cook 2006

Wic Project

This project indicates that the record to which it is linked is within, or near the boundary, of an area managed by a SURE partner.

Information from RCAHMS (SH) 24th January 2014

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