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Caithness Coastal Survey

551 31

Description Caithness Coastal Survey

Date 1980 to 1982

Collection Caithness Coastal Survey

Catalogue Number 551 31

Category All Other

Scope and Content Archive from excavations and surveys, including publication drawings, negatives, colour slides and reports.

Access Conditions There are no restrictions upon access.

Administrative History Between 1980 and 1982 a survey of the archaeology of the Caithness coast was carried out by C E Batey and C D Morris, University of Durham. The work was commissioned by the Scottish Development Department (Ancient Monuments Branch). It started at Easter Head, Dunnet in May 1980 and finished on the Caithness/Sutherland border near Ousdale. The main aim of the work was to intensively examine the area, recording previously unrecorded sites and the condition of known monuments. The survey used two pairs of walking groups each year. Upon location of a site, its visible features were described and measured. Where a site was more complex, a plane-table survey was carried out, less complex sites were drawn-up from measurements. All sites were photographed. The final report included a gazetteer with approximate classification of sites and references to records and publications. The survey massively increased knowledge around archaeological sites in coastal Caithness, providing the foundation for other work

Accruals No further accruals are expected.

Accession Number 1995/618


Collection Hierarchy - Collection Level

Collection Level (551 31) Caithness Coastal Survey

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
All Other 551 31/1 Field notebooks, reports, record cards and lists Sub-Group Level
All Other 551 31/2 Drawings, maps and plans Sub-Group Level
All Other 551 31/3 Photographs Sub-Group Level
All Other 551 31/4 Caithness Coastal Survey: Dunnet Head to Ousdale. 1980 Sub-Group Level
All Other 551 31/5 Correspondence relating to find of fragment of carved whalebone. 1994 Sub-Group Level

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