EHG5095 - Walkover survey and trial trenching - Allt Moraig Shielings

Technique(s)

Organisation

AOC Archaeology Group

Date

March 2016

Description

An archaeological measured survey and evaluation was carried out in 2016 by AOC Archaeology and volunteers on the Allt Mòraig shieling settlement, located near Struy, Inverness-shire. The survey recorded 27 archaeological sites comprising 22 turf and stone shieling structures, an enclosure wall and other features. The evaluation, undertaken over two of the shielings, provided information about the turf and stone construction and layout of the buildings. Fragments from most of a redware bowl base were recovered from one floor level, providing a potential mid 18th century date for occupation of the shieling. <1> Additional environmental processing and reporting was carried out by E Aitkin in 2016. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: MacIver, C. & Williamson, S.. 2016. The Shieling Project, Excavations at Allt Moraig: Walkover Survey and Archaeological Evaluation. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital.
  • <2> Text/Report: Aitkin, E.. 2016. Palaeoenvironmental Assessment of Bulk Samples taken from Allt Mórag; The Shieling Project. Unaffiliated. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Allt Moraig Shielings
Grid reference Centred NH 3722 3829 (224m by 170m)
Map sheet NH33NE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Shieling huts - Allt Moraig (Monument)

Record last edited

Feb 1 2021 1:54PM

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