EHG4731 - Excavation - Comar Wood Dun

Technique(s)

Organisation

Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)

Date

Aug-Nov 2013

Description

A prehistoric enclosed dun was discovered by Forest District staff in Comar Wood, Strathglass, 1km southwest of Cannich, during a pre-felling check on the woodland in the Inverness, Ross and Skye Forest District in 2010. The dun and the area around it were felled in 2013 in a manner which has avoided structural damage to the site. Following a detailed contour and measured survey of the dun site and landscape features (see EHG4357), seven trenches were excavated by Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological Services in 2013. The site was interpreted as a galleried dun with an unusually well-defined defensive outwork. Later buildings of probable Post-medieval date have been built into the rubble of the dun and outwork. <1> A final report following post-excavation analysis has also been produced. <2> The site has been published on-line as No.23 in the 'Archaeology Reports Online' series. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S., Fraser, L. and Peteranna, M.. 2014. Comar Wood Dun: Archaeological Evaluation and Measured Survey: Cannich, Strathglass, Scotland: Data Structure Report. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.
  • <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M., Birch, S. and Fraser, L.. 2014. Comar Wood Dun: Archaeological Evaluation and Measured Survey: Cannich, Strathglass, Scotland: Final Report. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS) & West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital.
  • <3> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M. & Birch, S.. 2017. ARO23: Excavation and Survey at Comar Wood Dun, Cannich, Strathglass, Inverness-shire. Unaffiliated. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Comar Wood, Cannich, Strathglass
Grid reference Centred NH 3250 3101 (40m by 28m)
Map sheet NH33SW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Galleried Dun - Comar Wood, Kilmorack (Monument)

Record last edited

Jun 9 2017 1:58PM

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