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Name:Excavation - Burn of Whilk, Caithness
Organisation:AOC Archaeology Group
Date:Sept 2012


In order to evaluate the efficiency of a LiDAR survey in detecting and accurately representing archaeological remains at Yarrows and Burn of Whilk, Caithness, (see EHG4100) a programme of walkover ground observation survey was carried out by AOC Archaeology Group in August 2012 (see EHG4104). In order to test the identification of Sites 40-44 as a hut-circle group and associated cairns, a small excavation was undertaken on each of Sites 42A (hut circle) and 43 (cairn) in September 2012. The results demonstrated that LiDAR survey is a highly effective means of recording archaeological landscapes, detecting sites and monuments that are not visible at ground level and adding to the recorded extents of many previously known monuments. <1>

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Fieldwork report  © AOC Archaeology Group (File size: 10063 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred ND 3077 4078 (26m by 27m)
Map Sheet:ND34SW
Civil Parish:WICK
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS
Location:Burn of Whilk

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Cavers, G. & Douglas, C.. 2012. LiDAR Survey at Burn of Whilk: Ground Truth Survey and Trial Excavation. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital.

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