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ID:EHG3004
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Name:Excavation - Applecross Broch, Wester Ross (2006 season)
Organisation:Applecross Broch Community Archaeology Project
Date:October 2006

Description

Archaeological excavations were carried out by Applecross Broch Community Archaeology Project assisted by professional archaeologists, over an 8 day period during October 2006 as their first season of investigations at the broch site at Applecross, Wester Ross. During this excavation, the complexity of the site was revealed as more extensive than previously believed. Two opposing quadrants, trenches 1 and 2, were opened at right angles to each other covering internal features and extending to the inner, and in places outer, walls of the broch. By the end of the excavation prehistoric pottery and stone implements had been uncovered and clear indications confirmed that structural remains extended deeper than previously considered. <1>

A full report on the 2006 and subsequent investigations to 2010 has also been produced. <2>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • EXCAVATION

Images

View north-northwest, broch prior to excavation (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView southeast, Structure 3 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView north-northwest, broch prior to excavation (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView west-northwest; Trench 1 as outer broch wall begins to appear (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView east over Trench 1; outline of outer broch wall external face (Str. 10) (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView northwest, excavating Trench 2 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView north over Trenches 1&2, end of Day 2; Contexts 12 / 38 visible (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView north, inner broch wall entrance (Group 27) in Trench 1 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView north over Trenches 1&2 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView north-northwest over Trenches 1&2 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView northeast over Trench 2; outer broch wall external face (Str. 30) (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView east over outer broch wall (Group 42) in Trench 2 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView south over Trench 1, JW excavating near outer broch wall (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView northwest; Group 27 (entrance) in Trench 1 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView north-northwest, outer broch wall external face (Str. 10), Trench 1 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView northwest, outer broch wall external face (Str. 10), Trench 1 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesView northwest over Trench 2 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services

Reports

Interim fieldwork report  © Applecross Archaeology Society and the authors (File size: 15156 KB)Fieldwork report  © Applecross Archaeology Society (File size: 15641 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 71185 44330 (15m by 24m) (Centred)
Map Sheet:NG74SW
Civil Parish:APPLECROSS
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY
Location:Applecross Broch

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M and McCullagh, C. 2008. Applecross Broch Community Archaeology Project: Interim Report no. 3, Rev. 1. Applecross Archaeology Society. Digital.
  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M. 2012. Applecross Broch Community Archaeology Project 2006-2010: Data Structure Report on the 2006-2010 Excavations. Applecross Broch Community Archaeology Project. Digital.

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