MHG8492 - Middens nr Castle Corbet

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

  • SHELL MIDDEN (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH98SW 10 c902 833.

'A' (NH 9027 8331) 'B' (NH 9028 8331) 'C' (NH 9031 8330) Jokhen Muddins (NR)
OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

The shell-middens in the vicinity of Castle Corbet are earliest in the district. They are composed entirely of remains of littoral shell-fish, and no trace of deep-sea fish or animal remains were found, despite minute examination. No tools were discovered except rude knife-like forms of quartz which were in abundance.
Name Book 1872.

The only traces of these middens are a few shells exposed under turf at NH 9028 8332. The site is now crossed by a track and is covered by whins.
Visited by OS (I S S) 8 September 1972.

There are shell-middens at NH 902 833, where a broad spread of midden is exposed in one corner of a field, and at NH 903 833, where burrowing animals have brought shells to the surface.
RCAHMS 1979, visited September 1977.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 30, 60 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3362.


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 36, No. 341 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 9029 8330 (70m by 43m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH98SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TARBAT

Finds (2)

  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)

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