A watching brief was carried out by Stuart Farrell on groundworks associated with a new house plot near Torbreck Farm, Inverness, in 2002. Monitoring was undertaken during the machine removal of topsoil and subsoil to an average depth of 0.40m for the house plot and associated access to an area of 980m². Five small pits were exposed which contained fragments of cremated animal bone, carbonised hazelnut shells and charcoal. <1> A date in the neolithic was produced from radiocarbon dating. <2>
The excavation assemblage was submitted to Tresure Trove but disclaimed. It was subsequently donated to Inverness Museum and is listed under Acc. No. 2003.113. Inverness Museum archive files contains the certificate disclaiming the assemblage, and copy of the radiocarbon dating certificate. <3>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Farrell, S.. 2002. Final Report of Archaeological Watching Brief September 23rd 2002: Torbeck, by Essich, Highland. Unaffiliated. 22/11/2002. Paper and Digital.
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Farrell, S.. 2003. Report of Radiocarbon dating From Watching Brief at Torbreck by Essich, Highland. Unaffiliated. 22/10/2003. Paper and Digital.
Collection: Inverness Museum. 2019. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Archive Files. 2003.113.
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