EHG5194 - Excavation - Loch Arienas Kerb Cairn and Environs, Morvern

Technique(s)

Organisation

ORCA

Date

Nov-Dec 2012

Description

Forestry Commission Scotland commissioned the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA) to undertake an archaeological desk-based assessment, walkover survey, geophysical survey and excavation of the Loch Arienas kerb cairn site and environs, Morvern, Highland. The kerb cairn (Trench A) consisted of an irregular outer wall with a narrow entrance to the south-east. There was an association with quartz, some of which appeared to be worked. However, two internal pits were sterile apart from occasional charcoal. The monument was not associated with cremation burial or pyres and does not appear to have been associated with funerary practices. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Lee, D.. 2013. DBA, Survey, Geophysics and Excavation - Loch Arienas Kerb Cairn and Environs, Morvern. ORCA. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Loch Arienas Kerb Cairn and Environs, Morvern
Grid reference Centred NM 6675 5179 (29m by 23m)
Map sheet NM65SE
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Civil Parish MORVERN
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Apr 14 2021 2:09PM

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