EHG5164 - Watching brief - Dalmore Farm, Alness

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Stuart Farrell

Date

Feb 2015

Description

A watching brief was undertaken by S Farrell in February 2015 on a proposed housing development site at Dalmore, Alness, following a trial trenching evaluation in 2005 (see EHG2893). Work revealed a hut circle, three ditches, several fence lines, with many pits and postholes also being recorded. Dating evidence from radiocarbon samples was very varied with dates ranging from the Neolithic to the Iron Age. The hut circle had seen two periods of use with at least 3 hearths, unfortunately no other artefacts were found during the course of the work. C14 dates gave a date range of the Bronze Age to the Iron Age for its construction. No further archaeological work is proposed for this these two phases of development. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Higgins, P. & Farrell, S.. 2016. Final Report of an Archaeological Watching Brief of a Development at Dalmore, Alness, Highland: Phases 1 and 2. Stuart Farrell. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Dalmore, Alness
Grid reference Centred NH 6624 6912 (286m by 197m)
Map sheet NH66NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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Record last edited

Dec 16 2020 2:35PM

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