EHG3173 - Reconnaissance survey - Norse Settlement and Contacts in Northern Argyll



University of Glasgow


April and May 2007


A reconnaissance survey took place in selected areas within the parishes of Ardnamurchan, Ardgour and Morvern, forming the first stage of a programme of postgraduate research to investigate the presence of Scandinavian settlement in Northern Argyll. The aim was to locate archaeological remains that could date from to the medieval period and to generate discussion of this evidence. The locations selected for systematic survey were those with very little known archaeology, as well as a selection of potentially significant sites identified from Canmore. The work was funded by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and the Caledonian Research Foundation. A series of structural remains were identified at various locations. <1> <2>

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Location Ardnamurchan, Ardgour and Morvern parishes
Grid reference Centred NM 65348 62293 (43629m by 15569m) (12 map features)
Map sheet NM66SE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Settlement - W of Camas nan Geall, Ardnamurchan (Monument)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (3)

  • Walkover survey - Sanna (Chasing Names - Norse Settlement and Contacts in Northern Argyll)
  • Walkover survey, Glengalmadale (Chasing Names - Norse Settlement and Contacts in Northern Argyll)
  • Geophysical and topographic survey at Bourblaige, Ardnamurchan

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Aug 22 2019 11:56AM

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