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External Ref:FM11
Name:Excavation - Foulis Estate, Kiltearn (2011 season)
Organisation:Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH)
Date:July 2011


An archaeological excavation of a mound and possible routeway was carried out by members of ARCH in July 2011 at Foulis Estate, Kiltearn. The fieldwork was undertaken as part of a community project, aiming to provide an accessible training excavation to members of the local community and beyond. Two trenches were opened: the first identified a possible ditch with stony inclusions at the base of the mound and compacted soil and stone at the top of the mound; the second revealed a possible compacted surface. This project was a part of a larger series of projects run by both ARCH (Pathways into the Past course) and by the North of Scotland Archaeological Society (Roads through Ross Project). <1>

Type(s) of Investigation



Fieldwork report  © ARCH Highland (File size: 2675 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 5887 6392 (72m by 83m)
Map Sheet:NH56SE
Civil Parish:KILTEARN
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY
Location:Foulis Estate, Kiltearn

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: MacIver, C and McCullagh, C. 2011. Foulis Estate, Excavation and Survey of Foulis Mound and a possible routeway: Data Structure Report. Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). Digital.

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