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Balnakeil Bay, North

Inhumation (Viking)

Site Name Balnakeil Bay, North

Classification Inhumation (Viking)

Canmore ID 70086

Site Number NC37SE 3

NGR NC 3865 7068

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC37SE 3 3868 7068.

Discovered in recent eroded dune blow-cut by the Powells and reported to Highland Region. The burial consisted of a single individual equipped with a wide range of grave goods, although the legs and feet had been lost in sand collapse. Rapid excavation uncovered a single male, accompanied by a possible spear, a sword (with fragments of scabbard); bronze and iron objects; an antler comb and some 14 bone gaming pieces. All material removed to the Royal Museum of Scotland for conservation.

Sponsor: Highland Regional Council.

J Powell et al 1991.

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