MHG6916 - Middens, Ardersier
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Type and Period (1)
- SHELL MIDDEN (Mesolithic to 19th Century - 8000 BC? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
NH85NW 11 84 56 to 76 57.
Kitchen-middens, also referred to as shell-mounds, are to be seen between Delnies (Hilton of Delnies is at NH 84 56) and Fort George. There are many shell-mounds scattered all along the shore between Delnies and Fort George.
G Gordon 1863. <1>
No traces appear to survive of these kitchen-middens.
RCAHMS 1978, visited May 1978. <2>
This site was visited during a walkover survey in June 2007 by AOC Archaeology. No trace of the middens was identified. <3>
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1979. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of North-east Inverness, Inverness District, Highland Region. . 30, No. 243.
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Gordon, G. 1863. Proc Edinburgh Roy Physical Soc Vol. 3 1863, p.91,92. Proc Edinburgh Roy Physical Soc. 91,92. 92.
- <2> Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1978. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Nairn District, Highland Region. . 24, No. 202.
- <3> Text/Report: White Young Green. 11/2009. Proposed Mixed Use Development at Delnies, Nairn: Addendum to the Environmental Impact Assessment - Technical Appendices. White Young Green. . Digital (scanned as PDF). Site 1.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8399 5600 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15150 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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