MHG59978 - Fieldwalking Material - Field 8, 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 8 produced a single piece of modern pot and a small amount of flint. Since the field was notably devoid of modern pottery and other modern materials, it indicated that the spreading of midden material was not routinely practiced in this area. The flint assemblage was predominantly debitage and it was concentrated towards the crest ofthe hill, in the vicinity of the chambered cairn (MHG2534) ard perhaps related to activities in the area prior to the construction of the monument, as was identified at Camster Long. <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 2195 6541 (461m by 555m)|
- DEBITAGE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)
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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