EHG3472 - Trial trenching, Dounreay New Low Level Waste Facilities



Headland Archaeology Ltd


September and October 2010


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>

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Location Dounreay New Low Level Waste Facilities
Grid reference Centred NC 9965 6774 (882m by 1574m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC96NE
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Possible prehistoric features, Dounreay (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • 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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Apr 13 2020 2:12PM

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