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Watching Brief

Date March 2007

Event ID 558287

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


HY 2312 1873 During March 2007 a watching brief was maintained during the excavation of material from behind the sea wall just to the E of Skara Brae Neolithic Village. During recent severe weather, areas of subsidence had appeared in two small areas just to the inland side of the far E end of the concrete wall. As anticipated, the ground behind the wall was seen to be imported material, mostly large stones and sand from the beach. No finds or features of archaeological significance were seen during this work.

Archive deposited with Orkney SMR. Archive to be deposited with RCAHMS.

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