EHG3787 - Trial trenching - Scaniport, Dores

Technique(s)

Organisation

Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)

Date

March 2013

Description

An archaeological trial trenching evaluation was carried out by RoCAS in 2013 for a house site on land located 80m west of Cullaird Farm Cottage, Scaniport. An initial site visit revealed that there were no visible archaeological features in the proposed development area. Eight trenches totalling 145m², 7% of the total site area (2,023m²), were excavated across the proposed house site. Topsoil and modern deposits were removed by an earth-moving machine equipped with a flatbladed ditching bucket to reveal the subsoil surface. This activity was conducted under constant archaeological supervision. Three possible features were recorded, which were located in Trenches 1 and 3. All other trenches were sterile of archaeology. The features were interpreted as a modern plough mark, stone hole and an inconclusive deposit of charcoal rich material. No further work was recommended. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L.. 2013. House site at land 80m west of Cuillard Farm Cottage, Scaniport: Trial trenching Evaluation. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Scaniport
Grid reference Centred NH 6367 4023 (50m by 58m)
Map sheet NH64SW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Nov 26 2015 10:01AM

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