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ID:EHG3787
External Ref:CFM13
Name:Trial trenching - Scaniport, Dores
Organisation:Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)
Date:March 2013

Description

An archaeological trial trenching evaluation was carried out by RoCAS in 2013 for a house site on land located 80m west of Cullaird Farm Cottage, Scaniport. An initial site visit revealed that there were no visible archaeological features in the proposed development area. Eight trenches totalling 145m², 7% of the total site area (2,023m²), were excavated across the proposed house site. Topsoil and modern deposits were removed by an earth-moving machine equipped with a flatbladed ditching bucket to reveal the subsoil surface. This activity was conducted under constant archaeological supervision. Three possible features were recorded, which were located in Trenches 1 and 3. All other trenches were sterile of archaeology. The features were interpreted as a modern plough mark, stone hole and an inconclusive deposit of charcoal rich material. No further work was recommended. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • TRIAL TRENCH

Images

S-SW facing: Panoramic view of the site prior to the evaluation (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesE facing: View of the site prior to the evaluation (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesW facing: Feature 1: Trench 1 showing the modern plough mark (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesE facing: Trench 1 showing the modern plough mark at the E end (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesESE facing: Trench 2 post-stripping (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNW facing: Trench 3 showing features 2 and 3 post-stripping (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNW facing: Trench 3 showing features 2 and 3 post-stripping (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNNEfacing: Features 2 and 3 (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesN facing: trench 4 post-stripping (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNNE facing: trench 5 post-stripping (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesE facing: Trench 6 post-stripping (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesN facing: Trench 7 post-stripping (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNE facing: Trench 8 post-stripping (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesE facing: Feature 1 - post-sectioning the plough mark (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesE facing: Feature 1 - Post-sectioning the plough mark (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesW facing: Features 2 and 3 - post-cleaning and pre-sectioning (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSSW facing: faetures 2 and 3 - post-cleaning and pre-sectioning (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNW facing: Feature 2 - pre-ex (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNW facing: feature 3 - pre-ex (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesE facing: features 2 and 3 - pre-ex (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSW facing: feature 2 SE facing section (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSSW facing: faeture 2 SE facing section (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesS facing: feature 3 post-sectioning (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesS facing: feature 3 post-sectioning (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNW facing: new access road (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSW facing: new access road (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services (File size: 10569 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 6367 4023 (50m by 58m)
Map Sheet:NH64SW
Civil Parish:DORES
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Scaniport

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L.. 2013. House site at land 80m west of Cuillard Farm Cottage, Scaniport: Trial trenching Evaluation. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.

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