MHG28247 - Archaeological landscape, Little Rogart

Summary

A RCAHMS survey of the Rogart area identified sites from the Bronze Age through to the 19th century on the low lying land to the east of the Garbh-Allt.

Type and Period (1)

  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE (Early Bronze Age to 19th Century - 2400 BC to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

On a low ridge of pasture surrounded by bog on two sides there is a township, a nineteenth century farmstead and field, five hut-circles, a burnt mound, and a field-system.
(ROG95 830, 849-883)
Visited by RCAHMS (PJD) 6 July 1995 <1>

Samples were taken by Richard Tipping from a location close to Reidchameil in 1995 for pollen analysis. The results were published in the Journal for Archaeological Science in 2008. The detailed pollen analyses describe the vegetation and land-use histories around the site (notionally a radius of 1km) between 4500 and 2000 cal BP (c. 2550 to 50 BC). The analysis showed that partial woodland loss for farming occurred at Reichalmai from c.4300 Cal BP (c. 2350 BC). The reconstruction suggests a patchy or mosaic structure to the landscape, with discrete patches of woodland, fields and lowland peat. There is evidence for managed woodland. Land uses appear to have intensified from c.2930 cal BP (c. 980 BC) until around 2200 cal BP (c. 250 BC) with a more sustained commitment to agriculture and decline in woodland. <2>


<1> RCAHMS, Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) (Interactive Resource/Online Database). SHG23282.


<2> Tipping, R et al, 2008, Response to late Bronze Age climate change of farming communities in north east Scotland (Text/Publication/Article). SHG25558.

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Map

Location

Grid reference NC 7323 0340 (point) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC70SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ROGART

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