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Map Reference : NJ747288

Age : Circa.1500BC

Nearest Landmark : Daviot Vilage

Location :

Situated in 'Loanhead of Daviot' about 300 meters North West of the
Village of Daviot. Easy off road parking. The circle is some 100 meters from the car park
through a small wood

Other Details :

The cremation cemetary that was excavated in the 1930's was probably in use after the stone circle
( about 1500BC ). It was bounded by a small ditch ( now marked by small stones ). It is simmilar to
cremation cemetaries in southern Scotland.

In the central pit were the partially cremated remains of a man, clutching a stone pendant. The cremated
remains of a further thirty-one people were also discovered, eight of them children between 3 and 6 years old.
Eleven of the remains were deposited in pottery urns. Other deposits of ash from cremations, and an area
where the cremations had taken place, were also noted: A further burial was found on the North side of the
enclosure; it contained a small pot. later, after the creation of the cemetery, about 500BC, the area was used
for metal working


Sketch of cemetery