MHG55812 - Prehistoric pit - Slackbuie Way, Inverness

Summary

A watching brief in 2010 along the proposed line of the Inverness Flood Relief scheme south of Inverness at Slackbuie produced slight evidence of occupation in the prehistoric period in the form of a single undated pit in Area C.

Type and Period (1)

  • PIT (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A watching brief in 2010 by GUARD along the proposed line of the Inverness Flood Relief scheme south of Inverness at Slackbuie following previous evaluation and excavation phases produced evidence of prehistoric occupation. The work covered a linear route from Essich Road (NH 656 414) to Culduthel Road (NH 668 414) in the west and an area of land at Slackbuie in the east.

In Area C a single feature was exposed and excavated. It containined charcoal, and possible heat-affected stones. It may have been a fire pit <1>

Post-excavation work, including the obtaining of radiocarbon dates and environmental sample analysis has further refined the interpretation of the feature found in Area C of the watching brief. It contained carbonised remains of alder, birch and hazel and it has been interpreted as hearth waste, probably of early prehistoric date. <2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 65974 41340 (2m by 2m)
Map sheet NH64SE
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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