EHG163 - Geophysical survey - Ballachulish Moss

Technique(s)

Organisation

Centre for Field Archaeology, University of Edinburgh

Date

Mar 1996

Description

A ground penetrating radar survey was carried out across approximately two thirds of the southern portion of North Ballachulish Moss. The principal aim of the GPR survey was to map the underlying topography of the moss. The survey represents the first stage in a more extensive programme of work to be undertaken by CFA (see EHG388 and EHG389), and builds upon previous work undertaken by GUARD in 1993 (see EHG156). In mapping the underlying topography, the nature and dates of the peat across the area can be assessed, the prior vegetation cover determined, and the nature of the soils and land use assessed. As well as mapping the underlying topography, several anomalies within the peat were detected, which are possibly large archaeological features. <1> <2> The results of all phases of work of the programme was published in a report in 1998. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Clark C. 1996. Ground Penetrating Radar Survey across an area of North Ballachulish Moss. Centre for Field Archaeology, Univ of Edinburgh. 08/03/1996. Digital (scanned as PDF). [Mapped feature: #9831 Survey Extent, ]
  • <2> Text/Report: Utsi Electronics. 1996. Ground Radar Survey of a site within North Ballachulish for the Centre of Field Archaeology, University of Edinburgh. Centre for Field Archaeology, Univ of Edinburgh. . Digital (scanned as PDF).
  • <3> Text/Report: Clarke C. 1998. North Ballachulish Moss, Final Report No. 424. Centre for Field Archaeology, Univ of Edinburgh. . Digital (scanned as PDF).

Map

Location

Location Ballachulish, Lochaber
Grid reference Centred NN 0541 6007 (284m by 288m)
Map sheet NN06SE
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Civil Parish KILMALLIE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Possible Occupation Site, Ballachulish Moss (Monument)

Record last edited

Jul 2 2018 10:11AM

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