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Lewis, Traigh Chuil

Human Remains (Period Unassigned), Shell Midden (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lewis, Traigh Chuil

Classification Human Remains (Period Unassigned), Shell Midden (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Coll Sands

Canmore ID 82988

Site Number NB43NE 6

NGR NB 4647 3895

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Stornoway
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NB43NE 6 4647 3895

Found by Murdo MacDonald and Alan Cummings on 25th March 1993. The skeleton was in the steep face of a sand dune, c.2m below present ground level Limited exploration has taken place; the skeleton is fairly well preserved, apparently lying on its front with the head bent sharply backwards and there is a pushed-in hole in the middle of the forehead. There is no immediate association with any other archaeological deposits and it may represent the isolated burial of a shipwreck or drowning victim. The find was examined by Carol Cunningham.

Information from Mr R Langhorne (Western Isles Islands Council), 5 April 1993.


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