EHG5443 - Trial trenching and excavation - Zero C Eastern site, Tornagrain



AOC Archaeology Group


March 2018


A programme of archaeological works consisting of an archaeological evaluation was undertaken AOC Archaeology Group in 2018 in advance of the Zero C Eastern Site development at Tornagrain, Croy. Fourteen trenches totalling 773 linear metres, a total of 1855m², were excavated revealing a sandy loam topsoil overlying a natural of mottled sands with occasional gravel patches. The area had been intensively ploughed with plough scarring visible where the topsoil was shallow however a number of features were uncovered in a discrete area. Following consultation with HCHET it was decided to embark on an area strip with excavation. Two areas totalling just under 2800m² were topsoil stripped revealing c.50 cut features. The excavation revealed a series truncated pits and postholes though no obvious structures could be identified. Finds of a whetstone and lithic suggest a later prehistoric date. A single copper alloy object was recovered from the topsoil. <1>

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  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dunbar, L. & Lowther, J.. 2018. Zero C Eastern Site, Tornagrain, Croy: Evaluation and Excavation Data Structure Report. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital. [Mapped features: #10560 ; #10561 Trenches, ; #10562 Excavation areas, ]



Location Tornagrain
Grid reference Centred NH 7830 5050 (204m by 208m)
Map sheet NH75SE
Civil Parish PETTY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Feb 5 2021 4:02PM

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