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Culduthel

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    N/A
  • Canmore ID
    13513
  • Site type
    CIST, AWL (BRONZE), FLAKE (STONE), NECKLACE (JET), ORGANIC MATERIAL (CHARCOAL)
  • Parish
    INVERNESS AND BONA
  • Council
    INVERNESS-SHIRE
  • NGR
    NH 6639 4189
  • Latitude, longitude
    57.447591N, 4.228034W
  • Archeological notes
    NH64SE 30 6639 4189. On 9th August 1928, a Bronze Age short cist was discovered in a sandpit in a gravel knoll near the farmsteading of Culduthel, about three miles south of Inverness and one mile east of the River Ness. The cist contained a crouched female skeleton, now in the Anatomical Museum of the University of Aberdeen, a necklace or girdle of jet, including a V-perforated toggle (since made up into a necklace), a small flake of obsidian a fragment of a bronze awl, and pieces of charcoal. The necklace and awl are in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS). A Low 1929. NH 6639 4189. The farmer at Mains of Culduthel pointed out the site of this find, the discovery of which he himself witnessed. The sand pit is now being filled in. Visited by OS (J L D) 22 March 1962.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Inverness-shire (Mainland), Sheet XII1868-70

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Inverness Mainland, Sheet 012.091875