EHG4108 - Excavation - Burn of Whilk, Caithness

Technique(s)

Organisation

AOC Archaeology Group

Date

Sept 2012

Description

In order to evaluate the efficiency of a LiDAR survey in detecting and accurately representing archaeological remains at Yarrows and Burn of Whilk, Caithness, (see EHG4100) a programme of walkover ground observation survey was carried out by AOC Archaeology Group in August 2012 (see EHG4104). In order to test the identification of Sites 40-44 as a hut-circle group and associated cairns, a small excavation was undertaken on each of Sites 42A (hut circle) and 43 (cairn) in September 2012. The results demonstrated that LiDAR survey is a highly effective means of recording archaeological landscapes, detecting sites and monuments that are not visible at ground level and adding to the recorded extents of many previously known monuments. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Cavers, G. & Douglas, C.. 2012. LiDAR Survey at Burn of Whilk: Ground Truth Survey and Trial Excavation. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Burn of Whilk
Grid reference Centred ND 3077 4077 (26m by 27m)
Map sheet ND34SW
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

May 21 2014 11:35AM

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