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ID:EHG4340
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Name:Trial Trenching - Keiss Links, Caithness
Organisation:Stuart Farrell
Date:March 1999

Description

Eight trenches were mechanically excavated under the supervision of S Farrell in 1999 at Keiss Links to evaluate the area in advance of a proposed woodland scheme, the area lying near to a number of known archaeological sites. No archaeological features or deposits were exposed. Overall, about a third of the site was heavily waterlogged or had a very high water table which made for difficulties in excavating sizable trenches. The trenches revealed blown sand deposits overlying one of peat. <1>

Slides taken during the evaluation. <2> <3> <4> <5> <6> <7> <8> <9> <10> <11> <12> <13> <14> <15> <16> <17> <18> <19>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • TRIAL TRENCH

Images

General view from W. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellGeneral view from S. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellGeneral view from E (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellGeneral view (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellGeneral view from W (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellGeneral view of water filled trenches (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellMachining trench (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellSection through dune, scale 1m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellSection through dune (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellSection of raised dune (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellTrench 3 (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellEdge of trench 3 and waterlogged area (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellTrench 4 (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellBottom of trench 5 (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellTrench 7 (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellTrench 7 (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellTrench 8A (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellTrench 8B (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart Farrell

Reports

Fieldwork Report  © Stuart Farrell (File size: 7896 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred ND 3349 5866 (325m by 175m)
Map Sheet:ND35NW
Civil Parish:WICK
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS
Location:Keiss Links

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Farrell, S.. 1999. Keiss Links: Report of Trial Trenching. Stuart Farrell. 15/03/1999.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. General view from W. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. General view from S. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. General view from E. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. General view. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. General view from W. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. General view of water filled trenches. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. Machining trench. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. Section through dune, scale 1m. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. Section through dune. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. Section of raised dune. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. Trench 3. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. Edge of trench 3 and waterlogged area. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. Trench 4. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. Bottom of trench 5. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. Trench 7. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. Trench 7. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. Trench 8A. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.
  • Image/Photograph(s): Farrell, S.. 1999. Trench 8B. Colour Slide. . Original & digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings - none

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