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Record details

ID:EHG3868
External Ref:AMF08
Name:Trial trenching - Mulchaich Farm, Alacig
Organisation:Highland Archaeology Services Ltd
Date:March 2008

Description

A watching brief was carried out in March 2008 by Highland Archaeology Services Ltd at Mulchaich Farm, Alcaig, in advance of proposed construction of a house. A back-acting mechanical excavator fitted with a flat edged bucket excavated a total of four linear trenches and two box trenches, representing a sample of over 10% of the area to be developed. Within the trenches the topsoil was carefully removed revealing the natural subsoil underneath. However, no archaeological deposits or features were discovered, and there was no recommendation for further work. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • TRIAL TRENCH

Images

Site entrance (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesTrench 1: working photograph (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesTrench 1: workimng photograph (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesBox 6: working photograph (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesBox 6 : working photograph (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesView north from site (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesBox 5: working photograph (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesBox 5: working photograph (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesSite overview facing north (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesTrench 4: working photograph (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesTrench 3: working photograph (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesTrench 3: working photograph (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesTrench 3: mid trench photograph (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesTrench 3: working photograph (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesTrench 4: working photograph (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesTrench 4: working photograph (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesTrench 2: working photograph (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology ServicesTrench 2: working photograph (photo by John Wood)  © Highland Archaeology Services

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Highland Archaeology Services (File size: 2921 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 5750 5675 (69m by 96m)
Map Sheet:NH55NE
Civil Parish:URQUHART AND LOGIE WESTER
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY
Location:Mulchaich Farm, Alcaig

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Malone, E. & Wood, J.. 2008. Mulchaich Farm, Alcaig: Archaeological Evaluation. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings - none

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