EHG3649 - Watching brief, Inverness Flood Relief Works (Stage 3)

Technique(s)

Organisation

Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)

Date

12/2011-01/2012

Description

An archaeological watching brief was conducted during groundworks on the site of the Phase 3 Inverness Flood Relief Channel development. The site was located on the south west side of Inverness in Culduthel, an area with a wealth of archaeological sites, many of which have been uncovered during development in recent years. Twenty-seven features of archaeological interest, including a hearth, pits and evidence for an old ground surface, were identified during the watching brief. It is possible that some of the putative pits are in fact infilled natural hollows. Archaeological fieldwork in the immediate vicinity in 2009-2010 yielded similar findings. <1> <2> The features seen in the watching brief were subsequently excavated - see EHG3650.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M. 01/2012. South West Inverness Flood Relief Channel Phase 3: Archaeological Watching Brief and Excavation - Data Structure Report. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.
  • <2> Collection/Project Archive: Peteranna, M. 01/2012. South West Inverness Flood Relief Channel Phase 3: Archaeological Watching Brief and Excavation. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Culduthel
Grid reference Centred NH 6700 4158 (1358m by 672m)
Map sheet NH64SE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Neolithic pits, east of Culduthel Mains Avenue, Inverness (Monument)

Record last edited

Nov 27 2014 2:15PM

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