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Ground Survey

Date January 2008

Event ID 576896

Category Recording

Type Ground Survey


NX 4803 3605 A field survey was undertaken in January 2008 for research and in response to erosion of the ramparts. The work was required for long-term management planning and an assessment of settlement in the late 1st millennium BC and early 1st millennium AD. Isle Head fort appears anomalous among the group of promontory forts in SW Scotland.

A topographic survey was undertaken using a Leica 307 Total Station with Sunscreen computer using Penmap

software. Resistivity and magnetometry surveys were undertaken using a Geoscan Research RM15 earth resistance meter and a Geoscan FL256 Fluxgate Magnetometer.

Archive: University in Bradford (currently). HS and RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Historic Scotland

Mike McCarthy (University of Bradford), 2008

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