EHG5152 - Excavation - Land 155m SW of Sibmister Farm, Murkle, Thurso

Technique(s)

Organisation

Highland Archaeology Services Ltd

Date

Oct 2016 - Nov 2017

Description

Archaeological fieldwork was carried out ahead of the erection of a single dwelling on land 155m SW of Sibmister Farm, Murkle, Thurso. The work involved the supervision of topsoil stripping across the whole of the area of development ground work. Probable Iron Age pottery and slag were recovered from an apparently natural feature or hollow. These finds have undergone basic analysis are thought to represent a hearth base from a bloomery furnace with evidence of very limited bloom-smithing abandoned before refinement and ceramics from a small number of vessels with possible decoration. All the finds recovered are consistent with an Iron Age or early Historic date. No further work is recommended. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Lachlan Mckeggie. 2017. Excavation - Land 155m SW of Sibmister Farm, Murkle, Thurso. Highland Archaeology Services. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Land 155m SW of Sibmister Farm, Murkle, Thurso
Grid reference Centred ND 1657 6603 (48m by 126m)
Map sheet ND16NE
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish OLRIG
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Jun 20 2019 9:35AM

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