EHG5483 - Excavation - New housing development, Stratton

Technique(s)

Organisation

AOC Archaeology Group

Date

Jan 2019

Description

An archaeological excavation was carried out by AOC Archaeology Group in 2019 at Stratton Farm, Inverness, in advance of the construction of a new housing development. Following the discovery of archaeological features during evaluation trenching in 2017 (see EHG5080 and EHG5481), areas of known archaeology were targeted for a controlled topsoil strip to locate and excavate the known remains and understand their significance in relation to other potential sub-surface remains within the development area. The excavation uncovered a total of sixteen features comprising pits, postholes, a firepit and a substantial culvert; predominantly concentrated in the central area of the development site, with isolated outliers to the north and south. All features were discovered to have been severely truncated by agricultural activities. Except for three pits which contained modern artefacts and one posthole containing a possible stone tool used as a packing stone, the remainder of the pits did not contain diagnostic material and their function and date remained inconclusive. Given the evidence for prehistoric activity in the vicinity, it is likely some of these features represent the truncated and fragmentary remains of a prehistoric landscape. Further watching brief on any additional ground-breaking works on areas adjoining the current development has been recommended. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Demay, L.. 2019. New Housing Development, Stratton Farm: Archaeological Excavation Data Structure Report. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital. [Mapped features: #10674 ; #10675 Trenches, ]

Map

Location

Location Stratton
Grid reference Centred NH 7111 4609 (148m by 166m)
Map sheet NH74NW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Record last edited

Feb 22 2021 4:41PM

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