EHG5503 - Walkover survey - Gorteneorn, Ardnamurchan



AOC Archaeology Group


Oct 2016


A second archaeological survey was undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group in Oct 2016 at Cul na Croise bay on the Gorteneorn peninsula, Ardnamurchan. The site was the filming location for a television documentary. The survey was undertaken seven months after a baseline survey in February 2016 (see EHG4819). The survey targeted the location of the dune system above the shoreline and focussed on two large dune hollows (Sites 5 and 6) identified by the previous survey. This was the primary area of concern for the film contributors. The dune area was walked systematically in 2m intervals, to check for exposed archaeological horizons and artefacts. Surface collection of small finds was undertaken and associated with archaeological contexts where possible. Archaeological site locations were recorded using a hand-held Garmin GPS capable of 2-4 metre accuracy. The two areas showed the effects of further light-moderate erosion during the present survey. Quartz and flint debitage, which is likely to include some tools, was recovered during the survey. Recommendations have been made for further evaluation of one exposure at Site 5 and for further analysis on the recovered material by a lithics specialist. <1> The finds assemblage from this survey (and previous work in February 2016 and subsequent work in April 2017) were submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 113/18) and allocated to Inverness Museum. <2>

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Location Gorteneorn, Ardnamurchan
Grid reference Centred NM 6238 6963 (119m by 125m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM66NW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Lithic working site - Cul na Croise (Drynan Bay) (Monument)

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Sep 30 2022 1:55PM

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