EHG5054 - Research excavation - hut circle Torr Na H-Ulaidhe, Auchtercairn

Technique(s)

ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLING, RESEARCH EXCAVATION

Organisation

Wedigs Project

Date

June 2012

Description

An excavation comprising four trenches (two of which were for soil sampling), was carried out on a hut circle at Auchtercairn in 2012 as part of the WeDigs project led by A Welti. Trench 1 was excavated in the centre of the hut circle and yielded evidence of intense fire. Trench 2, excavated across the wall of the stucture, revealed the monumental well-built base of a 2m thick wall. There was no trace of an occupation horizon. <1> Environmental and finds analysis were carried out by AOC Archaeology Group. <2> Pollen Analysis was carried out by S Timpany of ORCA Marine. <3> Multi-element analysis of soil samples taken across the site of this hut circle was carried out by S Curran of the University of Stirling. <4> Additional soil analysis of samples taken from outside this hut circle was carried out A Welti. <5> Radio-carbon dating of samples from this hut circle was carried out by SUERC. <6> A shorter published summary of the WeDigs project, including the archaeological trenching at this hut circle was also produced. <7>

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Location

Location Torr Na H-Ulaidhe, Auchtercairn
Grid reference Centred NG 8059 7713 (4m by 10m)
Map sheet NG87NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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