EHG5387 - Watching brief - housing development, Lower Slackbuie, Inverness

Technique(s)

Organisation

Headland Archaeology Ltd

Date

April-May 2019

Description

Headland Archaeology (UK) Ltd was commissioned by Robertson Partnership Homes to monitor the stripping of topsoil and to excavate and record exposed archaeological features at Lower Slackbuie, Inverness in April and May 2019 . The work took place in advance of housing development. This work followed on from an earlier phase of trial trenching that had recorded clusters of pre-historic features located on higher ground towards the north-east end of the site (see EHG5386). The investigation identified prehistoric activity ranging from the Neolithic through to the Iron Age. The features discovered included seven roundhouses, an oval palisade enclosure, one four-poster structure, two possible rectangular houses as well as numerous pits and post-holes. <1> The results of the fieldwork were published online in SAIR. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dalland, M. 2020. Lower Slackbuie, Inverness: Monitored Strip. Headland Archaeology. 06/07/2020. Digital. [Mapped features: #10398 ; #10399 ]
  • <2> Text/Publication/Monograph: Christie, C. & Dalland, M.. 2022. The excavation of a prehistoric settlement at Lower Slackbuie, Inverness. Scottish Archaeological Internet Report. 100. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Lower Slackbuie, Inverness
Grid reference Centred NH 6724 4216 (110m by 134m)
Map sheet NH64SE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Record last edited

Sep 27 2022 12:29PM

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