EHG5386 - Evaluation - Lower Slackbuie

Technique(s)

Organisation

Headland Archaeology Ltd

Date

Nov 2017

Description

Archaeological trial trenching was undertaken at Lower Slackbuie, Inverness by Headland Archaeology in November 2017 in advance of a residential development. The trial trenching comprised 11 trenches targeted randomly across the development area measuring some 1.5 hectares. The evaluation established that there are clusters of pre-historic features located on higher ground towards the north-east end of the site. It was not possibly to identify any structures, but the features seem to form discrete groups that may be associated with buildings. The evaluation produced a few artefacts including a Neolithic polished axe and Grooved Ware pot sherds. The south-east half of the site contained some 20 features, all modern, including field drains and remnants of the former Lower Slackbuie farmstead. <1> A subsequent watching brief was undertaken in 2019. See EHG5387.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dalland, M.. 2017. Archaeological Evaluation and Lower Slackbuie, Inverness. Headland Archaeology. 10/07/2020. Digital. [Mapped features: #10348 ; #10349 ]

Map

Location

Location Lower Slackbuie, Inverness
Grid reference Centred NH 6721 4212 (146m by 198m)
Map sheet NH64SE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Apr 23 2021 11:22AM

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