Aberdeenshire HER - NJ96SW0025 - WEST CASTLE HILL, BOYNDLIE

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Primary ReferenceNJ96SW0025
NameWEST 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. West Castle Hill measures circa 40m in diameter. A short cist was found while ploughing in the 1930s on the southwestside of the hill. It contained the remains of a male skeleton, which probably lay on its left side with head to the east, facing south, as seven vertebrae lay in a natural position at the northeast end of the cist (though no skull was found). Two pieces of highly polished stone, possibly from a perforated stone hammer, were found. Main axis of cist was northeast-southwest. Traces of red clay were found on the base of the cist and in some of the joints of the side slabs. Excavation of partially exposed probable cremation took place in 2004 by AOC, at the request of Historic Scotland. Three sherds of pottery, fragments of cremated bone and a stone slab were recovered.
Last Update03/05/2019
Updated Bycpalmer
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Date of Compilation 

Easting: 390504.85841178, Northing: 862570.672707925

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National Grid Reference: NJ 9050 6257



Event Details

Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
1932 Excavation

Excavations and Surveys


Artefact and Ecofact

Date MDate YArtefact TypeFinderRecovery MethodConditionStorage LocationAccess No.
 1932 STONE HAMMER FRAGMENTS Excavation Aberdeen University Museums  

Ecofact

Samples
Palynology
Ecofact Notes

Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
CISTSSHORT A100
BONESHUMANMALEB100
HAMMER-STONES FRAGMENTC100