Desk-based assessment, archaeological field evaluation and monitoring of site stripping was carried out by Highland Archaeology Services in 2004 at Muir of Ord, Ross-shire in response to a planning condition. The site adjoins a mound recorded on the Highland Sites and Monuments Record and the National Monuments Record for Scotland as a possible motte (NMRS and SMR NH54NW0011). This site appears to be a natural feature, accentuated by ploughing and the dumping of field clearance stones in the 19th and 20th centuries. No evidence was found either of Neolithic activity or the mound’s previously suggested use as a medieval motte. There are no recommendations for further work at this site. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wood, J.. 2004. Archaeological Evaluation at Ardalan, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire: Data Structure Report and Recommendations. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. 29/06/2004. Paper and Digital.
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Ardalan, Muir of Ord
Centred NH 5244 4982 (87m by 90m)
ROSS AND CROMARTY
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