MHG59974 - Fieldwalking Material - Field 4, Castletown
Various finds were recovered from fieldwalking during the Caithness Fieldwalking Project.
Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Undated)
- None recorded
Fourteen fields were walked in March and April 2004, primarily to the SE of Castletown, along the B876, as part of the Caithness Fieldwalking Project. Field 4 produced a small amount of modern pot, glass, metalwork and flint. The recovery of pottery and other 'modern' material demonstrated the occurrence of midden spreading in this area. The distribution of lithic material in this field was also consistent with the low-density scatters identified elsewhere. No tools were immediately apparent amongst the assemblage, although it has yet to be fully analysed. <1>
GIS data created 2019 based on OS Master Map and description from the 2004 interim report. <2>
The fieldwalking assemblage from the Caithness Fieldwalking Project was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 64-69/08) and allocated to Dunbeath Heritage Centre. <3>
Further analysis of the finds from the Caithness Field Walking Project is expected in a forthcoming monograph on work in the Yarrows basin.
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Pannett A. 2004. The Caithness Fieldwalking Project 2004 - Preliminary report. Digital.
- <2> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Mastermap. Digital. XY
- <3> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 64-69/08.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 2077 6697 (467m by 435m)|
- DEBITAGE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)
- SHERD (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD? to 2100 AD?)
- UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1560 AD? to 2100 AD?)
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/273633/caithness-fieldwalking-project (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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