EHG5407 - Excavation - Tornagrain Phase 1A

Technique(s)

Organisation

AOC Archaeology Group

Date

July 2015

Description

An archaeological excavation was undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group in 2015 on behalf of Moray Estates ahead of a start of long-term residential development with retail, commercial and community elements at Tornagrain, Croy, Inverness-shire. This followed an evaluation comprising trial trenching (see EHG5406). The excavation of three targeted areas revealed a stratigraphic sequence of sandy topsoil overlying natural deposits of sand and gravel. Numerous archaeological cut features were identified, most of which were variously sized pits alongside several possible post-holes. Amongst the finds recovered from the features were large amount of slag material, indicative of Iron Age smelting and/or smithing, as well as prehistoric ceramic sherds. The preliminary examination of the pottery assemblage suggests material present from is from the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age through to Later Prehistoric periods. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Kdolska, H.. 2015. Phase 1A, Tornagrain, Croy, Invernesshire: Archaeological Excavation Data Structure Report. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital. [Mapped features: #10470 ; #10554 Excavation areas, ]

Map

Location

Location Tornagrain
Grid reference Centred NH 7810 5034 (160m by 189m)
Map sheet NH75SE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish PETTY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Feb 5 2021 3:59PM

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