EHG2890 - Excavation - Upper Slackbuie, Inverness

Technique(s)

Organisation

Headland Archaeology Ltd

Date

March 2006

Description

Headland Archaeology undertook an excavation (Phase P) at Upper Slackbuie to the south of Inverness in March 2006. The work was as a result of a condition of planning consent for a housing development. Archaeological features had previously been identified during an evaluation in Phase P (see EHG1356) in trench 19. The excavations revealed a variety of features presumed to date to the prehistoric period. The site probably contained a burnt mound, although only the central trough had survived later agricultural activities. The trough appeared to have been wood-lined and hearths lay adjacent. In addition, there were the truncated remains of numerous small pits or postholes that suggested contemporary associated structures. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dutton, A. 2007. Results of an Archaeological Excavation at Upper Slackbuie, Inverness (Phase P). Headland Archaeology Ltd. 15/10/2007. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Upper Slackbuie
Grid reference Centred NH 67025 41502 (48m by 53m)
Map sheet NH64SE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Record last edited

Oct 28 2014 3:55PM

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