EHG4075 - Excavation - Brora Back Beach, Clyne, Sutherland (2009 season)

Technique(s)

Organisation

Clyne Heritage Society

Date

Aug 2009

Description

An archaeological excavation was carried out in August 2009 as part of an ongoing interdisciplinary project of fieldwork by Clyne Heritage Society, Shorewatch and volunteers to investigate and record the eroding remains of sites facing imminent destruction at Brora Back beach, Clyne. This season aimed to achieve an almost complete excavation of two buildings discovered during previous fieldwork in trench four and trench two where the building had become known as Saltman's house. They also set out to uncover direct evidence of salt production in the form of a waste material known as pan-scratch, which subsequently was discovered in all three trenches. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Hooper, J, Hambly, J & Aitken, J. 2010. Brora Back Beach, Sutherland: Data Structure Report: August 2009. Clyne Heritage Society. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Brora, Clyne, Sutherland
Grid reference Centred NC 9038 0327 (114m by 29m)
Map sheet NC90SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish CLYNE

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Jul 28 2014 2:15PM

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