Aberdeenshire HER - NJ96SW0008 - EAST CASTLE HILL, BOYNDLIE

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Primary ReferenceNJ96SW0008
NameEAST CASTLE HILL, BOYNDLIE
NRHE Card No.NJ96SW8
NRHE Numlink 20837
HES SM No. 11148
HES LB No.
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details One of two prominent grass-covered mounds (the second NJ96SW0025), probably modified natural knolls, used for prehistoric burials. East Castle Hill measures circa 40m in diameter, and at least four short cists have been uncovered in the near the base of the south-eastern quadrant. Three cists were found during sand quarrying in 1908, aligned northeast-southwest The first contained an unburnt human jaw, a semi-circular flint knife and a Ca type beaker(NMAS EQ 295). The second yielded a Cb type beaker (NMAS EQ 296) and the third a Cb type beaker (AAGM), a skeleton and fragments of wood and charcoal. The skeleton was of a male lying on its right side with the skull in the SE corner of the cist, facing NW. A fourth cist, found and excavated in 1932, from the same part of the mound yielded only a short-necked beaker, said to be in Aberdeen museum. No trace. Low (1924) also describes remains of a female skeleton and male skull from cists found at Boydlie in 1872, and presented to University of Aberdeen.
Last Update03/05/2019
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Date of Compilation 

Easting: 390559.547368249, Northing: 862615.737077347

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Event Details

Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
1908 Excavation

Excavations and Surveys


Artefact and Ecofact

Date MDate YArtefact TypeFinderRecovery MethodConditionStorage LocationAccess No.
 1908 FLINT KNIFE Excavation National Museum of Scotland  
 1908 BEAKER Excavation National Museum of Scotland EQ 295
 1908 BEAKER Excavation National Museum of Scotland EQ 296
 1908 BEAKER Excavation Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums  
 1932 SHORT-NECK BEAKER Excavation Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums  

Ecofact

Samples
Palynology
Ecofact Notes

Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
CISTSSHORT A100
BONESHUMAN B100
KNIVESFLINT C100
BEAKERS  D100
ARTEFACTSWOOD E100
CAIRNS  F95