Barra, Allasdale

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Site Type BURIAL(S), CIST(S), STONE SETTING(S)
Canmore ID 293929
Site Number NF60SE 115
NGR NF 655 028
Council WESTERN ISLES
Parish BARRA
Former Region WESTERN ISLES ISLANDS AREA
Former District WESTERN ISLES
Former County INVERNESS-SHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NF60SE 115 655 028

NF 655 028 AOC Archaeology Group was commissioned by Historic Scotland to carry out an archaeological evaluation during November and December 2005 in an area of eroding sand dune in which human remains had been identified. On arrival four exposed cist burials were identified and due to the imminent threat of erosion were excavated. The cists were found to comprise of edge-set slabs and rounded beach stones. Four crouched inhumations were recovered from the cists. A survey of the surrounding area identified stone settings eroding out of the dunes.
Archive to be deposited in NMRS.
Sponsor: Historic Scotland.
Martin Cook, 2006.


 WIC PROJECT

Notes This project indicates that the record to which it is linked is within, or near the boundary, of an area managed by a SURE partner.
Information from RCAHMS (SH) 24th January 2014

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November 2005 to December 2005
 GROUND SURVEY

Notes NF 655 028 AOC Archaeology Group was commissioned by Historic Scotland to carry out an archaeological evaluation during November and December 2005 in an area of eroding sand dune in which human remains had been identified. On arrival four exposed cist burials were identified and due to the imminent threat of erosion were excavated. The cists were found to comprise of edge-set slabs and rounded beach stones. Four crouched inhumations were recovered from the cists. A survey of the surrounding area identified stone settings eroding out of the dunes.
Archive to be deposited in NMRS.
Sponsor: Historic Scotland.
M Cook 2006

Further details

November 2005 to December 2005
 EXCAVATION

Notes NF 655 028 AOC Archaeology Group was commissioned by Historic Scotland to carry out an archaeological evaluation during November and December 2005 in an area of eroding sand dune in which human remains had been identified. On arrival four exposed cist burials were identified and due to the imminent threat of erosion were excavated. The cists were found to comprise of edge-set slabs and rounded beach stones. Four crouched inhumations were recovered from the cists. A survey of the surrounding area identified stone settings eroding out of the dunes.
Archive to be deposited in NMRS.
Sponsor: Historic Scotland.
M Cook 2006

Further details

 
Books and References

Cook, Martin (2006g) 'Allasdale, Barra, Western Isles (Barra parish), excavation and survey', Discovery Excav Scot, vol.7 Dorchester
Page(s): 171

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