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Cist (Period Unassigned), Beaker

Site Name Chealamy

Classification Cist (Period Unassigned), Beaker

Canmore ID 6360

Site Number NC75SW 67

NGR NC 7238 5017

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

C14 Radiocarbon Dating


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC75SW 67 7238 5017

NC 722 502, Cist, Chealamy: A pit dug for a strainer-post during road-widening operations on the B 871 in February 1981 revealed a flat slab at a depth of 0.70m. Attempts to remove this with a jack-hammer pierced the slab, revealing a stone cist below. The site was immediately excavated, producing in intact N3 beaker accompanying a burial comprising only pelvic and leg bones. It seems likely that this is all that was originally buried. The cist was removed and reconstructed outside the Farr Museum, Bettyhill, with the beaker placed on display inside.

R B Gourlay and E Rudie 1981; Scot Mag 1981.

The find spot of the cist was pointed out on OS 6"map by Mr Gourlay (Wick Museum) at NC 7238 5017.

Visited by OS (N K B) 1 September 1982.


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