MHG61828 - Linear Mound - Thrumster House


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Type and Period (1)

  • MOUND (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A grassy mound is visible in aerial photography taken in 2009. <1>

A trial excavation was undertaken on an apparently natural linear mound about 500m NE of Thrumster House, involving the opening of a small linear trench over the surface of the mound. A concentration of stone was found, as well as an ash or lime deposit, and a quartz leaf-shaped arrowhead was recovered from the topsoil. No firm evidence was found of cairn material here, although only a very small area was investigated. It seems more likely at this stage that the stones are the result of field clearance, although the presence of a concentration of stones on this natural mound, possible evidence of burning, and the arrowhead suggest that this site warrants further investigation. <2>

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Grid reference Centred ND 3314 4575 (15m by 18m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND34NW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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Related Investigations/Events (1)

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