EHG359 - Excavation - Kilphedir hut circle settlement

Technique(s)

Organisation

Sutherland Field School

Date

1963-8

Description

Four seasons of excavation on a hut circle settlement at Kilphedir were carried out by the Sutherland Field School under the auspices of the Education Committee of Sutherland County Council. Each of the seasons lasted a fortnight, with seasons in 1963-5 and in 1968. Five hut circles were investigated and in addition several trenches were excavated over other features in the area, including clearance cairns and what at first were thought to be boundary dykes but which proved to be clearance features. An analysis of the soil profiles, including palynological work, was also carried out. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Publication/Article: Fairhurst, H and Taylor, D B. 1974. A hut-circle settlement at Kilphedir, Sutherland, Proc Soc Antiq Scot, Vol 1970-71). Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. 65-99.

Map

Location

Location Kilphedir
Grid reference Centred NC 9903 1938 (119m by 141m)
Map sheet NC91NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish KILDONAN

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Record last edited

Jun 15 2016 12:37PM

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