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Kilearnan Hill

Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Kilearnan Hill

Classification Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 7053

Site Number NC91NE 75

NGR NC 953 177

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC91NE 75 953 177

Some damage to monuments had occurred during forestry ploughing of the lower slopes of the hillside. Field work late in 1982 on the land left unploughed recorded the positions of large numbers of cairns in addition to previously known hut circles. (NC91NW 30). The excavation of a partially destroyed burnt mound (NC91NE 55) began, but was abandoned due to bad weather. In 1983 the Forestry Commission and SDD(AM) agreed on areas highlighted by the survey, which contained representative monuments to be preserved from future ploughing. An excavation was mounted to retrieve information regarding the date or span of settlement from sites both ploughed and unploughed. In addition to the completion of the burnt mound excavation, halves of three huts and a quadrant of a fourth along with ten cairns were excavated. Some finds of pottery and flint were made and samples were taken for pollen analysis.

J Barber and A Haggarty 1983.

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