Aberdeenshire HER - NJ91NE0007 - BAIRNIE HILLOCK

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Primary ReferenceNJ91NE0007
NameBAIRNIE HILLOCK
NRHE Card No.NJ91NE11
NRHE Numlink 20288
HES SM No.
HES LB No.
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details Site of round cairn/ barrow, a small cairn occupying a prominent knoll on edge of a meltwater channel. A two-phase monument consisting of a low but substantial circular cairn circa 14m diameter and 0.8m high, built on a burnt old land surface on which a small quantity of cremated bone and flint flakes were scattered. This cairn was subsequently enlarged by the insertion of a food vessel cremation and the addition of a barrow up to 1.2m high of burnt turf and sandy subsoil. The food vessel was found prior to excavation, on the South side, where it had been exposed by animal erosion. The cremated bones were of a relatively young adult. The small cairn occupying a prominent knoll on the edge of a meltwater channel was excavated owing to its continuing erosion by stock. A two-phase monument was revealed, consisting of a low but substantial circular cairn, circa 14m in diameter and 0.8m high, built on a burnt old land surface on which a small quantity of cremated bone and flint flakes had been scattered. This cairn subsequently enlarged by the insertion of a food vessel cremation and the addition of a barrow up to 1.2m high of burnt turf and sandy subsoil.
Last Update15/01/2019
Updated Bybmann
CompilerIBMR
Date of Compilation20/04/1983

Easting: 396278.655012045, Northing: 816217.817137075

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Event Details

Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
1983 Excavation

Excavations and Surveys


Artefact and Ecofact

Date MDate YArtefact TypeFinderRecovery MethodConditionStorage LocationAccess No.
91983 FOOD VESSEL MKG Excavation Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums  

Ecofact

Samples Carbon samples; environmental samples; bone( report by Faye Powell).
Palynology
Ecofact Notes

Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
CAIRNS REMAINS OFA100
BARROWS REMAINS OFB100
FOOD-VESSELS  C100
BONESHUMANBURNTD100
FLAKESFLINT E100