EHG3138 - Excavation at Slacknamarnock Quarry, Inverness



Headland Archaeology Ltd


August 2008


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>

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Location Former Slacknamarnock Quarry, Inverness
Grid reference Centred NH 65871 41670 (45m by 52m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH64SE
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

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Jan 10 2020 4:17PM

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