EHG5034 - Excavation - Dornoch North

Technique(s)

Organisation

AOC Archaeology Group

Date

Sept-Oct 2015

Description

An archaeological excavation undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group on a proposed development site to the north of Dornoch (NGR: NH 79804 90342). In this phase of work two large trenches, Area A: 60m x 60m and Area B: 40m x 40m, were stripped of topsoil and the archaeological features uncovered were excavated. In Area A a number of archaeological features were uncovered including stone lined storage pits, multiple hearths, a pallisaded enclosure, postholes, a shell midden and a huge circular cut feature. Finds recovered from these features included worked stone tools, animal bone and ceramic fragments. In Area B two isolated pits were discovered in addition to the pit previously known from the evaluation phase. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Nicholas Johnstone. 2015. Excavation Data Structure Report - Dornoch North, Highlands. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Dornoch North
Grid reference Centred NH 7983 9034 (313m by 126m)
Map sheet NH79SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish DORNOCH

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Jan 15 2018 11:25AM

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