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An archaeologist has uncovered the remains of an ancient burial cist and pottery at the site of a new £1.3m health center on Skye.

No human remains have been found, but further excavations and chemical tests on material recovered will delay the building project for about two weeks.

Archaeologist Steven Birch also found a cairn and an underground structure known as a souterrain.

NHS Highland said it still expected the center to be completed by March 2012.

The finds could date from the Iron Age. Read more.