EHG5391 - Geophysical survey - Hidden Bronze Age Landscape of Caithness Project



AOC Archaeology Group


Aug-Sept 2015


A geophysical survey was carried out in 2015 on the site of three hut circles at Skaill, Caithness, targeted as part of the 'Hidden Bronze Age Landscape of Caithness Project' undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group and members of the Castletown Heritage Society with local volunteers. The sites had been identified in LiDAR data gathered by AOC Archaeology in 2011 as part of the mitigation for the visual impact on the archaeological landscape associated with the proposed Baillie Hill windfarm. The project ran as a series of four week long field schools training volunteers in techniques of field survey, systematic soil sampling and targeted excavation. Fieldwork in week three of the fieldschool included gradiometer survey of the three hut circles prior to planned further investigation by trial trenching. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Cavers, G. et al. 2016. A Window on the Hidden Bronze Age Landscape of Caithness: Field Surveys and Excavations at Skaill. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital. [Mapped features: #10427 ; #10428 Survey area, ]



Location Skaill
Grid reference Centred ND 0174 6602 (211m by 92m)
Map sheet ND06NW
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Early BA hut circle - NE of Cnoc Freiceadain, Caithness (Monument)
  • Early-Middle BA Hut circle - NE of Cnoc Freiceadain, Caithness (Monument)
  • Middle BA hut circle - NE of Cnoc Freiceadain, Caithness (Monument)

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Sep 1 2020 12:08PM

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