EHG860 - Test pitting on the site of a lithic scatter at Oliclett, near Wick

Technique(s)

Organisation

University of Cardiff

Date

After the spring

Description

Preliminary excavation was carried out of a lithic scatter revealed by forestry ploughing in an area of blanket peat below the Hill of Oliclett. The investigations concentrated on the upturns from the ploughing. A metre of soil was removed from the upturns at one metre intervals and sieved. Lengths of two furrows were then cleaned back to record the full soil profile. Over 1100 lithics were recovered during the work. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Pannett, A. 2002. Excavation of a Mesolithic site at Oliclett, Caithness. Cardiff Studies in Archaeology. 25/10/2002. Digital (scanned as PDF).

Map

Location

Location
Grid reference Centred ND 30246 45267 (68m by 46m) (Approximate)
Map sheet ND34NW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Mesolithic flint-working site at Oliclett, near Wick (Monument)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Palaeoenvironmental sampling at Oliclett, near Wick

Record last edited

Oct 20 2014 2:11PM

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