EHG1339 - Watching brief - Rhicullen Quarry, Invergordon

Technique(s)

Organisation

Alba Archaeology Ltd

Date

Oct 2005

Description

A watching brief was carried out by Alba Archaeology Ltd in 2005, during a topsoil strip at a proposed Quarry site (Phase 1), at Rhicullen, Ross and Cromarty. Topsoil was removed to an archaeological horizon throughout the development area. The topsoil averaged approximately 0.40m in depth and consisted of a medium red/brown silty-sand of moderate compaction. There were substantial amounts of mixed gravels and assorted round stones and pebbles throughout. A number of large, charcoal-rich deposits were encountered during the topsoil strip. Upon archaeological excavation; these proved to be the organic remains of burnt trees (tree boles). No new archaeological features were encountered. The recommendation made was that no further archaeological work would be necessary during Phase 1 of the development. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Buchanan, S.. 2005. Report on an Archaeological Watching Brief undertaken at Rhicullen Quarry, Ross and Cromarty. Alba Archaeology Ltd. 14/11/2005. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Rhicullen, Invergordon
Grid reference Centred NH 7000 7209 (209m by 255m)
Map sheet NH77SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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Oct 21 2014 2:52PM

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