EHG865 - Excavation - Seafield West, Inverness



Centre for Field Archaeology, University of Edinburgh


July-Aug 1996


Following a trial trenching exercise in April 1996 by the Centre for Field Archaeology at Seafield West, Inverness, prior to the proposed development of a retail and business park (see EHG4448) full excavation was carried out on the site of features previously identified as cropmarks. The evaluation at the northern end of the site (trench 1) had demonstrated that a ring ditch had surrounded what appeared to be several possible contemporary features with others in the immediate area. Full excavation of the area (known as Area 1 to distinguish it from a second area to the south) exposed a Bronze Age cemetery with three distinct burial rites. The area excavated measured 60m x 40m. <1> <2> It should be noted that when the plan of the excavation is rectified to the correct scale in GIS the area of the excavation actually measures 75m x 40m. The excavation assemblage from the site was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 61/02) and allocated to Inverness Museum. They are listed under Acc. No. 2012.006. A museum transfer form and box list inventories are with the museum archive files. <3> <4>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Cressey, M.. 2002. Draft Publication Report: The Excavation of a Bronze Age Cemetery at Seafield West, near Inverness, Highland. CFA Archaeology Ltd. 25/10/2002. Paper and Digital.
  • <2> Text/Publication/Article: Cressey, M. & Sheridan, A.. 2003. The excavation of a Bronze Age cemetery at Seafield West, near Inverness, Highland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Vol 133. 47-84. Digital.
  • <3> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 61/02.
  • <4> Collection: Inverness Museum. 2019. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Archive Files. 2012.006.



Location Seafield West
Grid reference Centred NH 6946 4582 (82m by 56m)
Map sheet NH64NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • BA Cemetery - Seafield Farm (Monument)

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Jan 15 2020 10:57AM

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