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Name:Metal detecting survey - Foulis Estate, Kiltearn
Organisation:Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH)
Date:July 2011


A metal detecting survey was undertaken by members of ARCH in July 2011 as part of community excavation training programme on the mound and possible trackway at Foulis Estate, Kiltearn. Prior to excavation a metal detectorist visited the site to carry out a survey of the area. He flagged, numbered and recorded the location of every find and assisted with the identification of a few, inclduing a coin on George III. Later the findspots were recorded into the site grid using the Leica TST. Only the very surface deposits were investigated so not to disturb deeper secure deposits. He then visited the site every week to check sopil heaps for finds, although there were none. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation



Fieldwork report  © ARCH Highland (File size: 2675 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 5888 6395 (52m by 51m)
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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