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ID:EHG3965
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Name:Excavation - Shieling site, Portuairk, Ardnamurchan
Organisation:Jon Haylett
Date:Nov 2013

Description

An excavation was carried out in November 2011 by Jon Haylett to investigate a possible shieling hut at Portuairk, Ardnamurchan. A well built paved stone floor was uncovered as well as a selection of objects including: glass, a bucket, two pieces of a leather shoe, a spike driven into the ground, a stone hearth, a china egg used for calming broody hens, a length of steel, cloth and three buttons marked RNYC for the Royal Northern Yacht Club. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • EXCAVATION

Images

Shieling hut, Portuairk - during excavation (photo by Jon Haylett)  © Jon HaylettShieling hut - during excavation (photo by Jon Haylett)  © Jon HaylettA bucket (photo by Jon Haylett)  © Jon HaylettA possible stone hearth (photo by Jon Haylett)  © Jon HaylettThe China Duck Egg (photo by Jon Haylett)  © Jon HaylettThree buttons for the RNYC (photo by Jon Haylett)  © Jon HaylettCollection of found objects (photo by Jon Haylett)  © Jon HaylettStone paved floor (photo by Jon Haylett)  © Jon HaylettWall of shieling hut (photo by Jon Haylett)  © Jon HaylettWall of shieling hut (photo by Jon Haylett)  © Jon HaylettWall of shieling hut (photo by Jon Haylett)  © Jon HaylettWall of shieling hut (photo by Jon Haylett)  © Jon HaylettShieling hut (photo by Jon Haylett)  © Jon HaylettSheiling hut post excavation (photo by Jon Haylett)  © Jon Haylett

Reports

Record form  © Jon Haylett (File size: 187 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NM 4409 6804 (7m by 7m)
Map Sheet:NM46NW
Civil Parish:ARDNAMURCHAN
Geographical Area:LOCHABER
Location:Portuairk, Ardnamurchan

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Record Form/Field Recording Form: Haylett, J. 2013. West Ardnamurchan Archaeology Record Forms. Unaffiliated. Yes. Digital.

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