The first clean after deturfing

Heughhead excavation

On the weekend of 30 September – 1 October 2017, Cameron Archaeology and Neil Ackerman from Aberdeenshire Council Archaeology Service led a group from Mesolithic Deeside including 18 adults and 16 children in the excavation of three trenches at the find spot of Mesolithic flints. Over 100 people visited the site, mostly cycling and walking along the Deeside Line. A structure was uncovered consisting of four post-hole bases. An ephemeral stone alignment was also found well as nearly 169 flints including those found by Doug Riach which have now been combined with the flints from the excavation.


A sample from a post-hole fill did not produce dating evidence at SUERC and this confirms the fact that no charcoal was identified during the excavation of the post-hole and circular structure.

One of the shallow central post-holes