An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by Highland Archaeology Services in May 2006 at Abersky, Torness, in response to a request by the planning authority for information to assist them in deciding a planning application for the construction of two houses. Desk-based background research was followed by trial trenching. Six trial trenches were opened by back-acting mechanical excavator to provide a 10% sample. Most of the site was free of any archaeological interest. A group of apparent postholes was found but this lacked any pattern or dating evidence. Some of the features may have been prehistoric, especially as there is a strong presence of prehistoric archaeology documented in the surrounding hills, but no conclusive evidence could be found to support this. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M and Wood, J. 09/2006. Pre-determination Archaeological Evaluation: Abersky, Torness, Inverness-shire. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. 22/07/2010. Digital.
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