MHG18470 - Midden - Milton of Culloden
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Type and Period (1)
- SHELL MIDDEN (Mesolithic - 8000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
- None recorded
NH74NW 81 7116 4704
Monitoring of the Inverness-Dingwall Gas Pipeline revealed the remains of a shell midden with a microlithic industry in association.
Sponsors: British Gas; Highland Regional Council.
J Wordsworth 1992. <1>
An area of crushed /compacted shell with associated black silt. Mussel, winkle, oyster shell & dog whelk were identified. Fairly decomposed. Margins of feature difficult to establish as it is probably the residue of a much more extensive feature.
Some of the material may have been incorporated into the later kiln, identified alongside the midden. This was interpreted as a mesolithic? Shell midden, largely truncated by later ploughing and other activities. A small excavation was carried out and details of this are described separately in an appendix to this report. A separate numbering system was set up for this. In summary the findings of the excavation where that this was probably was the residue of a shell midden associated with a microlithic industry. The features were severely truncated by later activity including an active mole population, making interpretation of individual features impossible. <2>
The NGRs given in <2> and <3> would seem to be incorrect. The NGR used resembles a site much closer to the easement of the pipeline, and calculated from maps supplied by J Wordworth. These will be lodged in the NMRS. <3>
- <1> SHG1119 Text/Publication/Article: Wordsworth, J. 1992. 'Milton of Culloden', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1992, p.42. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 42. 42.
- <2> SHG24866 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wordsworth, J. 11/1992. Inverness - Dingwall British Gas Pipeline 1992: A report on Archaeological Discoveries made on the route of this pipeline from June until October 1992. Wordsworth Archaeological Services. Digital (scanned as PDF). Site 46.
- <3> SHG24799 Verbal Communication: Carey, G. 2010-2011. Comment by Giles Carey, HER Officer.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7052 4664 (50m by 50m) (Estimated from sources)|
|Civil Parish||INVERNESS AND BONA|
- ASSEMBLAGE (Mesolithic - 8000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/85402 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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