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Watching Brief

Date 18 March 2009

Event ID 605422

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


NY 025 658 A watching brief was carried out on 18 March 2009 during the excavation of six small and four larger test pits in the field to the N of the visitor centre. The pits were positioned to avoid possible features identified during a previous geophysical survey. Deposits of uncertain date containing a fragment of modern china and a chert flake lay between the plough soil and the underlying natural. As the plough soil did not reach the subsoil archaeological features may survive beneath this modern horizon. The chert flake, although probably redeposited is a reminder of the potential for early sites along a relic coastline.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Historic Scotland

David Murray – Kirkdale Archaeology

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