EHG5394 - Environmental survey - Hidden Bronze Age Landscape of Caithness Project



AOC Archaeology Group


Aug-Sept 2015


Environmental surveys were carried out in 2015 on the site of a possible burnt mound and two 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 environmental sampling for pH, phosphate and soil micromorphology analysis using a survey grid set up for a geophysical survey being undertaken at the same time (see EHG5391). <1>

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Location Skaill
Grid reference Centred ND 0174 6602 (211m by 92m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06NW
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (5)

  • BA agriculture - NE of Cnoc Freiceadain, Caithness (Monument)
  • BA burnt mound - NE of Cnoc Freiceadain, Caithness (Monument)
  • 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 2 2020 5:33PM

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