EHG4846 - Geophysical Survey - A96 Dualling: Inverness to Nairn

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AOC Archaeology Group

Date

Feb-Mar 2016

Description

AOC Archaeology Group was commissioned by Jacobs U.K. Limited to undertake an archaeological geophysical (gradiometer) survey to investigate the potential for buried archaeological remains between Inverness and Nairn, Highland as part of the cultural heritage assessment works for the A96 Dualling Inverness to Nairn project. The site includes eighteen parcels of land running between Inverness and Nairn, following the route of the A96 (NH 8020 5260). A gradiometer survey was undertaken over approximately 85ha which detected anomalies representing features previously recorded on historic mapping, such as field boundaries. The results have also identified linear, curvilinear and rectilinear anomalies that possibly relate to former human activity. Across the survey area there are large areas of modern and geological disturbance and subsequently detailed interpretation is tentative. Modern features are also visible within the survey results, such as plough lines, land drains and buried utilities. <1>

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Location

Location A96, Inverness to Nairn (Including Nairn Bypass)
Grid reference Centred NH 8216 5115 (24519m by 10309m)
Map sheet NH85SW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish AULDEARN
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Civil Parish ARDERSIER
Civil Parish NAIRN
Civil Parish PETTY
Geographical Area INVERNESS
Geographical Area NAIRN

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Jun 24 2019 10:54AM

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