EHG5504 - Walkover survey - Gorteneorn, Ardnamurchan



AOC Archaeology Group


April 2017


A third archaeological survey was undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group in April 2017 at Cul na Croise bay on the Gorteneorn peninsula, Ardnamurchan. The site was used as a filming location for a television documentary. The survey was undertaken following completion of the documentary series to assess the extent of any further erosion to previously recorded archaeological deposits in the sand dunes. Generally, the buildings and infrastructure built on the site for the programme were low-key and non-intrusive. Some shallow ditches had been cut for drainage around cultivation plots and building stances. The area had been cleared of rubbish and most material had been removed from the peninsula. Previous archaeological surveys of the site had been carried out in Feb and Oct 2016. Quartz and flint debitage, including some tools, most of Neolithic and Bronze Age date, were recovered during the survey. Full analysis of the full lithics assemblage from all three phases of survey is included in the report. <1> The finds assemblage from this survey (and previous work in February and October 2016) were submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 113/18) and allocated to Inverness Museum. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M. & Fraser, L.. 2018. Eden location set at Cul na Croise Bay Gorteneorn, Ardnamurchan: Archaeological Survey Report. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital. [Mapped features: #10746 ; #10747 Survey areas, ]
  • <2> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 113/18.



Location Gorteneorn, Ardnamurchan
Grid reference Centred NM 6260 6964 (553m by 408m)
Map sheet NM66NW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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

Record last edited

May 17 2021 10:58AM

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