MHG35961 - Burnt Mound - Inshes, Beechwood


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Type and Period (1)

  • BURNT MOUND (Undated)

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An archaeological watching brief was conducted by Centre for Field Archaeology, University of Edinburgh in 1999 during topsoil stripping associated with the construction of a new sewer at the Inshes development site at Inverness. Two burnt mounds, one with an associated wooden trough, and seven other features were identified during this operation and excavated. Burnt Mound 2 (NH 6910 4509) consisted of a flattened spread of burnt, heat-shattered and degraded stone, and measured 15m N-S by 5m E-W by 0.18m deep. No associated structural features or deposits were located. <1>

The work at the site, including radiocarbon dating, was published in full as an article in PSAS in 2003. See link below to volume 133 for full article. <2>

The excavation assemblage from the site was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 02/02) and allocated to Inverness Museum. Associated documentation of the transfers is held in the Inverness Museum archive files. Finds from the assemblage are listed under Acc. No. 2012.005. <3> <4> <5>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6909 4508 (17m by 17m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH64NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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