Suddaby, I., (2009). The Excavation of an Early Bronze Age Burnt Mound at Arisaig, Lochaber, Highland. In: n.e., The Excavation of an Early Bronze Age Burnt Mound at Arisaig, Lochaber, Highland. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

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The Excavation of an Early Bronze Age Burnt Mound at Arisaig, Lochaber, Highland
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The Excavation of an Early Bronze Age Burnt Mound at Arisaig, Lochaber, Highland
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Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports
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39
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18
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During the upgrading of the A830(T), the 'Road to the Isles', the remains of a disturbed burnt mound deposit were discovered and later excavated during September and October 2005 by CFA Archaeology Ltd. This is the first such feature to have been excavated in this part of the Highlands.\r\n\r\nThe burnt mound was discovered lying partly below a modern field bank on the edge of Arisaig during a trial trenching evaluation. Excavation demonstrated that the feature was formed in an active fluvial environment and that, despite the rural and boggy location, it had suffered considerable damage since its formation, caused by both the fluvial action of the adjacent stream and by a field drain. No evidence was found for either a hearth or a formal trough. The implication of a small assemblage of local quartz from within the burnt material is discussed. The charcoal assemblage is compared to spectra of pollen from contemporary deposits of peat in the area. Studies of the nature and origin of the burnt material via the results of soil magnetic susceptibility and thin-section analyses are presented. Six radiocarbon dates from three associated contexts span the period from 2550 to 1900 BC and suggest the burnt mound accumulated during the Early Bronze Age.
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Ian Suddaby
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2009
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0 903903 59 2
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Subject - Auto Detected: Burnt Mound
Subject - Auto Detected: Charcoal
Subject - Auto Detected: Hearth
Early Bronze Age
Subject - Auto Detected: Pollen
Subject - Auto Detected: Trial Trenching Evaluation
Subject - Auto Detected: Field Drain
Subject - Auto Detected: Radiocarbon Dates
Subject - Auto Detected: Field Bank
Subject - Auto Detected: Mound
Temporal - Auto Detected: 2550 To 1900 Bc
20th Century
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03 Jun 2011