MHG8492 - Middens nr Castle Corbet
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Type and Period (1)
- SHELL MIDDEN (Undated)
- None recorded
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.
- --- Text/Report: 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/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 30, 60.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 9029 8330 (70m by 43m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
- UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15633 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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