MHG48626 - Inverness, Raigmore, Beechwood Park
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Type and Period (2)
- OVEN (Undated)
- PIT (Early Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 1501 BC)
- None recorded
An archaeological evaluation was carried out in April 2004 by CFA Archaeology on the construction of a new bingo hall at the junction between Sir Walter Scott Drive and Old Perth Road, during which a single pit containing a crushed but whole prehistoric pot was found. <1>
Subsequently, in a watching brief over part of the site that had not been disturbed by on-site contractors, nine features which lay within the development area were excavated. These consisted of a possible oven and eight pits. Four of the pits were modern, one of which contained a horse burial. The other pits were of unknown date and purpose. The possible oven was also of unknown date. <2>
The beaker and associated artefacts from the site have since been published. The beaker is a rare undecorated type thought to date to the early Bronze Age. It was thought that iron slag found in the fill of the feature must have been intrusive and that the pit, despite the complete lack of bone uncremated or otherwise, was intended to have been used for an inhumation burial. The only other find from the pit was a small plano-convex flint knife, also thought to be early Bronze Age in date. <3>
The excavation assemblage from the site was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 01/08) and allocated to Inverness Museum. Associated documentation of the transfer is held in the Inverness Museum archive files. Finds from the assemblage are listed under Acc. No. 2012.003. <4> <5> <6>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Suddaby, I.. 2004. Beechwood Park, Raigmore, Inverness, Highland Region: Archaeological Evaluation, Data Structure Report. CFA Archaeology Ltd. 05/05/2004. Paper and Digital.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Kirby, M.. 2004. Beechwood Park, Raigmore, Inverness, Highland Region: Archaeological Watching Brief Data Structure Report. CFA Archaeology Ltd. 13/12/2004. Paper and Digital.
- <3> Text/Publication/Article: Suddaby, I. & Sheridan, A.. 2006. A pit containing an undecorated Beaker and associated artefacts from Beechwood Park, Raigmore, Inverness. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Vol 136. 77-88. Digital.
- <4> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 01/08.
- <5> Text/Record Form: Treasure Trove. 2019. Treasure Trove Artefact Reports for Highland Area 1994-2018. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 01/08.
- <6> Text/Correspondence: Swan, P. 2008-9. Correspondence from Paul Swan regarding several sites in the Lochcarron area. Yes. Digital. 2012.003.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 687 446 (20m by 20m)|
|Civil Parish||INVERNESS AND BONA|
- KNIFE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- SLAG (Undated)
- BEAKER (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (2)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/273702 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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