A small evaluation and archaeological watching brief conducted during ground clearance for a site compound and hydro pipeline on Uppat Estate, near Brora, Sutherland. The fieldwork was undertaken on 12th August 2015. Due to the proximity of archaeological sites to the proposed route, mitigation measures were put into effect to record and protect the monuments.
A small cairn, which had been interpreted as a clearance cairn during the walkover survey, was evaluated and concluded to comprise a small mound of stone overlying boulder outcrop.
During the watching brief, evidence for vegetation burning was identified near the cairn. This material was sealed below a layer of natural subsoil, possibly slopewash, and was left in situ below infill. <1>
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Land 500m NW of Carrol Cottage, Brora
Centred NC 8437 0722 (178m by 22m)
CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
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Jan 15 2018 11:26AM
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