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BAILE NA CILLE, TOLANAIS - CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

BAILE NA CILLE, TOLANAIS - CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Summary:

CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
Bronze Age cairn

Location:

NB 04515 33728

Full description:

NB03SW 46 045 338

NB 045 338 Two small assessment trenches were opened on the southern of two large mounds, in order to determine which features of the site were artificial, and to date these, if possible.

The mound proved to be essentially natural, consisting of fluvioglacial sands and gravels, but with an insubstantial prehistoric cairn at the highest point, overlain by a later turf and stone cellular structure, 2m in diameter.

A late Bronze Age date has been suggested for two rim sherds from the site- one from the cairn, the other from the secondary structure.
Sponsor: Historic Scotland.
M A MacLeod 1995.

References:

1995. 'Tolanais, Baile na Cille (Uig parish), prehistoric cairn (Late Bronze Age?)', Publisher: Council for Scottish Archaeology, Discovery and Excavation, Scotland. 110

Acknowledgement:

Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006.

 

Title: BAILE NA CILLE, TOLANAIS - CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Cairn
Period: Bronze Age (2350-700 BC)
SMR Record ID: MWE133341
Grid Ref Northing: 933728
Grid Ref Easting: 104515
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 32301