Three areas were targeted for further fieldwork by Headland Archaeology in 2000 following initial evaluation by GUARD in 1998 and 1999 (see EHG227). Areas 2 and 4 yielded little information. A total of four postholes, a spread of dumped slag and one linear feature were identified. The results from Area 1 were more positive. The remains of hearths and pits were sample excavated and fifteen sherds of prehistoric pottery were recovered. Given the general proximity of this trench to an area of hut circles to the south, it is possible that they may be related. A linear feature and some postholes were also excavated and may be contemporary with the prehistoric features. There was also evidence of later agricultural activity. <1>
Geophysical survey was carried out over Area 4 prior to the positioning of evaluation trenches (see EHG530).
Further archaeological evaluation was carried out across Area 1 (see EHG517). <2>
The results of the fieldwork, including post-excavation analysis were subsequently published. <3>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Halliday, S.. 2000. Milton of Leys, Inverness: Results of an Archaeological Evaluation. Headland Archaeology Ltd. 30/09/2000. . [Mapped features: #8785 Excavated areas, ; #12409 ]
Verbal Communication: Carey, G. 2010-2011. Comment by Giles Carey, HER Officer.
Text/Publication/Article: Conolly, R. et al. 2003. A possible Neolithic settlement at Milton of Leys, Inverness
A possible Neolithic settlement at Milton of Leys,
A Possible Neolithic Settlement at Milton of Leys, Inverness. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Vol. 133. 35-45. Online.
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Milton of Leys
Centred NH 6953 4195 (590m by 665m)
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Related Monuments/Buildings (3)
MHG54227Ditches and postholes - Milton of Leys (Monument)
MHG54230Neolithic settlement - Milton of Leys (Monument)
MHG54229Possible ditches and pits - Milton of Leys (Monument)
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