EHG163 - Geophysical survey - Ballachulish Moss



Centre for Field Archaeology, University of Edinburgh


Mar 1996


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>

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Location Ballachulish, Lochaber
Grid reference Centred NN 0541 6007 (284m by 288m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NN06SE
Civil Parish KILMALLIE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Possible Occupation Site, Ballachulish Moss (Monument)

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Jul 2 2018 10:11AM

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