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Meikle Tarrel

Shell Midden (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Meikle Tarrel

Classification Shell Midden (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 15644

Site Number NH98SW 20

NGR NH 904 804

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Tarbat
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH98SW 20 904 804.

NH 904 804. Traces of a shell-midden are exposed on the neck of a coastal promontory 600m SE of Meikle Tarrel.

RCAHMS 1979, visited 1977.

Exposed by soil erosion on the top of the coastal slope at NH 9044 8041 is a short band of cockle shells 0.4m below the surface.

Visited by OS (J B) 24 February 1981.

Small lens of limpets, whelks located in banking beside grass track. Underlies less than 0.4m of reddish silty sand with a similar depth below. Shell band about 0.1m thick. No sign of organic inclusions. A few cobbles appear in this lens 0.1m to 0.15m diameter. No appearance of a midden.

CFA/MORA Coastal Assessment Survey 1998.

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