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Record details

ID:EHG3946
External Ref:APL12
Name:Trial trenching - Applecross Broch
Organisation:Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)
Date:May 2012

Description

Trial trenching was carried out by RoCAS and Applecross Archaeology Society in May 2012 to further explore the archaeological significance of the land surrounding the Applecross Broch. Three trenches were excavated in an area that showed high resistance during a geophysical survey in 2005. However, the results from the trenches suggested that this area was probably created by natural, geological processes. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • EXCAVATION

Images

Trench 1 following topsoil stripping, working shot (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Mary PeterannaVertical profile of south corner of trench (photo by Michael Sharpe)  © Michael SharpeTrench 2 following topsoil stripping, mid-ex (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Lynn FraserTrench 2 following topsoil stripping, showing the large stones forming remains of boundary wall Feature 2.02 (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Lynn FraserTrench 2 following topsoil stripping, showing the large stones forming remains of boundary wall Feature 2.02 (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Lynn FraserShowing SW-facing section through the deposit underlying possible wall footing; showing stoney natural below it (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Lynn FraserShowing SW-facing section through the deposit underlying possible wall footing; showing stoney natural below it (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Lynn FraserShowing SW-facing section through the deposit underlying possible wall footing; showing stoney natural below it (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Lynn FraserWorking shot, Trench 3 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Mary PeterannaTrench 3, post-excavation, showing alignment fo stones (C306 in centre) and Feature 3.01 cut/fill (C304-305, front right) (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Lynn FraserTrench 3, post-excavation, showing alignment fo stones (C306 in centre) and Feature 3.01 cut/fill (C304-305, front right) (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Lynn FraserTrench 1 following topsoil stripping, working shot (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Mary PeterannaNE end of Trench 3, after half-sectioning pit/ditch Feature 3.01 showing another possible feature of stone continuing beyond trench edge; alignment of stones C306 in centre left of photo (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Mary PeterannaPit/ditch Feature 3.01 after half-sectioning-shows compact stoney fill continuing beyond trench edge; alignment of stones C306 in top left of photo (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Mary PeterannaPit/ditch Feature 3.01 after half-sectioning-shows compact stoney fill continuing beyond trench edge (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Mary PeterannaPit/ditch Feature 3.01 after half-sectioning-shows compact stoney fill continuing beyond trench edge (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Mary PeterannaPit/ditch Feature 3.01 after half-sectioning-shows compact stoney fill continuing beyond trench edge (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Mary PeterannaNE end of Trench 3, showing possible feature of stone through the trench edge (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Mary PeterannaNE end of Trench 3, showing possible feature of stone through the trench edge (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Mary PeterannaTrench 3, section through C306 goes straight on to natural (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Mary PeterannaTrench 3, section through C306 goes straight on to natural; fill of pit/ditch Feature 3.01 in bottom right (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Mary PeterannaTrench 2, working shot (photo by Steve Birch)  © Steve BirchTrench 1 following topsoil stripping, working shot (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Mary PeterannaTrench 1, working shot (photo by Steve Birch)  © Steve BirchTrench 1, post-ex, showing stones sitting in the natural C103 (photo by Michael Sharpe)  © Michael SharpeTrench 1, post-ex, showing stones sitting in the natural C103 (photo by Michael Sharpe)  © Michael SharpeTrench 1, post-ex, showing stones sitting in the natural C103 (photo by Michael Sharpe)  © Michael SharpeTrench 1, post-ex, showing stones sitting in the natural C103 (photo by Michael Sharpe)  © Michael SharpeTrench 1 (C103), following removal of stones, post-ex (photo by Michael Sharpe)  © Michael SharpeVertical profile of SE end of trench (photo by Michael Sharpe)  © Michael Sharpe

Reports

Fieldwork Report  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services (File size: 2605 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 7115 4437 (8m by 8m)
Map Sheet:NG74SW
Civil Parish:APPLECROSS
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY
Location:Applecross

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M.. 2012. Archaeology in Applecross: May 2012 Trial Trenching: Data Structure Report. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.

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