Headland Archaeology undertook a series of archaeological investigations in advance of construction of new low level radioactive waste facilities (NLLWF) adjacent to Dounreay, Highlands. The work carried out included a series of evaluation trenches across the development area amounting to 6% of the total area and full hand excavation of Site 36, a small grass covered mound (see EHG3474).
The evaluation of 141 trenches across the site resulted in the identification of a single small pit that was thought to be a disturbed cist. A number of linear features were also recorded although these were mostly either natural fault lines or drainage channels. <1>
The finds from the site comprise a single flint flake and a sample of the cairn material. This excavation assembalge was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 86/12) and allocated to Caithness Horizons. <1> <2>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wilson, D. 02/2011. Archaeological Evaluation Works on the Dounreay Site. Headland Archaeology Ltd. Digital.
Watching brief at proposed Dounreay LLW facilities
Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)
Excavation of cairn, Dounreay New Low Level Waste Facilities (Ref: NLLW10)
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