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Watching Brief

Date 27 April 2000 - 28 April 2000

Event ID 545521

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


Archaeological monitoring of a substantial deturfing exercise was carried out at Skara Brae in April 2000. The purpose of the deturfing was to create a new footpath to improve access from the visitor centre to the site via a new entrance through the perimeter fence at the E side of the monument. The turf was cut partly by hand and partly by machine. In both of the excavated trenches, the depth of excavation did not penetrate beneath archaeologically insensitive topsoil material. Consequently, no finds were recorded or retained.

Sponsor: Historic Scotland

P Sharman & D Stewart 2000

Kirkdale Archaeology

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