EHG5046 - Excavation - Pityoulish Controlled Topsoil Strip

Technique(s)

Organisation

Northlight Heritage

Date

Oct-Dec 2014

Description

An archaeological controlled topsoil strip and related excavation was undertaken at Pityoulish, near Aviemore, Highland during the Ettridge to Boat of Garten Rationalisation project. This involved the undergrounding of an existing overhead line as part of the Beauly to Denny 400kV overhead line development programme. The work was undertaken by Northlight Heritage on behalf of Scottish & Southern Energy Ltd. in stages between 20th October and 2nd December 2014 and focused on an area where the route of the underground cables ran close to previously identified crop-marks. During the controlled topsoil strip a number of features of probable prehistoric origin, including Ard marks, pits, post-holes and ditches were found in addition to a post-medieval culvert. Where preservation in-situ was not possible the features were fully excavated and recorded. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peta Glew. 2014. Excavation - Pityoulish Controlled Topsoil Strip. Northlight Heritage. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Pityoulish
Grid reference Centred NH 9272 1447 (189m by 202m)
Map sheet NH91SW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS
Geographical Area BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Jan 15 2018 11:26AM

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