MHG46050 - Raised Beach - Araid, Lower Diabaig


A raised beach was recorded during the Scotland's First Settlers Project.

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NMRS Report: (27/03/2003)
NG75NE 17 7950 5890

Recorded between May and September 2002 as part of the Scotland's First Settlers Project and the Sea Loch Survey.
NG 7950 5890 Araid Raised beach, shovel pitted
Sponsors: HS, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, British Academy
K Hardy and C Wickham-Jones 2002

This site was investigated by the Scotland's First Settlers Project in 2002. It was a well defined raised beach lying at 20 metres OD in a sheltered position on the north side of a narrow neck of land to the south of Loch Diabaig. It appeared not to have been ploughed. A single transect of 20 shovel pits were laid to run the length of the beach. The shovel pits were dug through a wet peat deposit from 150mm to 350mm deep,
which lay directly on a compacted sand and gravel, post-glacial, surface. No lithics were recovered. Shovel pits 3 and 5 encountered waterlogged tree roots at the interface between the overlying peat and the sandy, post-glacial surface. Shovel pits 12 and 16 revealed traces of burnt wood (charcoal) at the interface. <1>

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Grid reference NG 7949 5889 (point)
Map sheet NG75NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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