EHG5454 - Watching brief - geotechnical test pits, A9 Dualling Northern Section: Tomatin To Moy

Technique(s)

Organisation

AOC Archaeology Group

Date

Feb-Apr 2018

Description

An archaeological watching brief during Stage 3 Ground Investigation Works on the A9 Dualling project between Tomatin and Moy was carried out by AOC Archaeology Group in 2018. The excavation of 108 trial pits was monitored. On average the trial pits were between 2.5-8m long and 0.8-2m wide but were often varied in size and shape, relative to the size of machine and bucket used for excavation. The size of some trial pits was also affected by thick vegetation, tree cover or bedrock. They were dug to a depth of 4.5m unless groundwater, collapse or other unavoidable incidents prevented further excavation. No archaeological features were observed during the fieldwork. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Stirling, L.. 2018. A9 Dualling Northern Section: Tomatin To Moy Additional Ground Investigation: Archaeological Watching Brief Data Structure Report. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital.

Map

Location

Location A9 Dualling Northern Section Tomatin To Moy
Grid reference NH 7780 3331 (point)
Map sheet NH73SE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish MOY AND DALAROSSIE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Record last edited

Feb 12 2021 4:05PM

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