EHG5476 - Watching brief - Geotechnical test pits, Inverness Campus

Technique(s)

Organisation

ORCA

Date

May 2018

Description

A watching brief was undertaken by ORCA in 2018 during the machine excavation of a series of geo-technical test-pits at Inverness College campus. The majority of the geo-technical pits excavated across the site exhibited a fairly consistent stratigraphic sequence of improved topsoil directly overlying undisturbed natural deposits. A sub-soil layer was identified in one test-pit, and a deposit of charcoal was positively identified in another test-pit. This deposit of charcoal may also have been exposed in a further test-pit. The presence of these deposits was consistent with the presence of a suite of archaeological features, dating to the prehistoric period, identified across the site during earlier phases of intrusive archaeological investigations. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Bell. S.. 2018. Inverness College Campus, Inverness, Highland, IV2 5NA: Watching Brief Data Structure Report. ORCA. Digital. [Mapped features: #10658 ; #10659 Test pits, ]

Map

Location

Location Inverness Campus
Grid reference Centred NH 6896 4518 (98m by 259m)
Map sheet NH64NE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Record last edited

Feb 19 2021 6:10PM

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