EHG3138 - Excavation at Slacknamarnock Quarry, Inverness

Technique(s)

Organisation

Headland Archaeology Ltd

Date

August 2008

Description

A monitored topsoil strip was undertaken at Slacknamarnock Quarry, Inverness in an area identified as "archaeologically sensitive". Previous monitoring on the site had identified no archaeological remains, but this part of the area had to be excluded due to the presence of badger setts. A cist burial had been discovered close to the area in 1970. The works revealed four features of archaeological interest: a pit containing iron smithing waste, a cist burial containing a crouched inhumation, a patch of burning and a scoop containing a double cremation burial. Further post-excavation work was recommended to include radiocarbon dating of the human remains. <1><2> The excavation assemblage was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 72/10) and submitted to Inverness Museum (Acc. No. 2012.002). The certificate for the transfer of the assemblage (in the museum archive files lists the assemblage to be: 6 bags of burnt bone, 11 bag of bone, 1 bag of slag, 6 bags of flots, 5 bags of nutshells and 3 stone slabs. <3> <4> <5>

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Murray, R. 01/2009. Slacknamarnock Quarry, Inverness: Excavation of a cist and cremation burials. Headland Archaeology Ltd. Digital.
  • <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Troy, C. 01/2009. Appendix 4: Osteological Assessment in Slacknamarnock Quarry, Inverness: Excavation of a cist and cremation burials. Headland Archaeology Ltd. Digital.
  • <3> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 72/10.
  • <4> Text/Record Form: Treasure Trove. 2019. Treasure Trove Artefact Reports for Highland Area 1994-2018. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 72/10.
  • <5> Collection: Inverness Museum. 2019. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Archive Files. 2012.002.

Map

Location

Location Former Slacknamarnock Quarry, Inverness
Grid reference Centred NH 65871 41670 (45m by 52m) (Centred)
Map sheet NH64SE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Cist burial - Slacknamarnock, Inverness (Monument)
  • Double cremation burial - Slacknamarnock, Inverness (Monument)
  • Pit with metalworking debris, Slacknamarnock (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Watching brief at Slacknamarnock Quarry, Inverness

Record last edited

Jan 10 2020 4:17PM

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