EHG3274 - Fieldwalking, recovery and study of lithic artefacts - Barr River, Morvern

Technique(s)

Organisation

Forestry Commission Scotland

Date

May - June 2010

Description

Mounds were created associated with the planting of broadleaf plantation, on the E facing slopes of Tom na Eildean, overlooking and to the W of the estuary of Barr River and Loch Teacuis. These acted as irregular test pits; 150 pieces of flint were collected from these test-pits and from the surrounding area, and submitted for specialist reporting, by Dr NyNyree Finlay at the University of Glasgow. This indicates the presence of a probable Mesolithic site at this location. Further work is planned to evaluate the extent of this Mesolithic site and assemblage. <1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Text/Report: Finlay, N, Dr.. 07/2010. Barr River, Morven: Lithic Assemblage Evaluation. Glasgow University. . Digital. [Mapped features: #5534 ; #12369 Survey area, ]
  • <2> Text/Report: Ritchie, M. 07/2010. Invitation to Tender: Archaeological Evaluation of Barr River North Mesolithic site, Morvern. Forestry Commission Scotland. .

Map

Location

Location Barr River, Morven
Grid reference Centred NM 6140 5711 (50m by 148m)
Map sheet NM65NW
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Civil Parish MORVERN
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Mesolithic lithics site - Barr River North, Morvern (Monument)

Record last edited

May 11 2022 4:09PM

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