EHG143 - Watching brief - Isle of Canna

Technique(s)

Organisation

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS)

Date

April 2000

Description

Excavations took place over the week of April 1st to 8th, 2000, as part of an ongoing process of improving the infrastructure of Canna and Sanday in upgrading the electricity supply. The area is known to be archaeologically sensitive following the recovery of Iron Age pottery and other midden material from the locality of the exchange. The majority of the excavation was carried out using a mini-digger equipped with a 350mm-wide bucket. Hand excavation was carried out in the immediate vicitity of the barn and exchange the minimise disturbance. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Hind D. 2000. Watching brief on excavations for electricity cabling on Canna, April 2000.. The National Trust for Scotland (NTS). 07/11/2000. Digital (scanned as PDF).

Map

Location

Location Isle of Canna
Grid reference Centred NG 2772 0553 (414m by 82m)
Map sheet NG20NE
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Civil Parish SMALL ISLES
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Hut Circle - Coroghon Mor, Canna (Monument)
  • Midden - Coroghon Mor, Canna (Monument)

Record last edited

Jan 17 2019 2:39PM

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