MHG60075 - Fieldwalking Material - Field 9, 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 9 occupied a gentle south-facing slope which ran down towards the site of a drained lochan. The field produced a single piece of modern pot and a number of flint pieces. The lithic material was confined to the northern end of the field, clearly reflecting the nature of the landscape prior to drainage, and appeared to relate to the low-density spread of material across the wider landscape. The occurrence of pottery may again have related to the spreading of midden in the landscape, while the presence of sand, small natural flint pebbles and shells in the field clearly related to the liming of the field using shell sand. <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 2061 6667 (552m by 318m)|
- 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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