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The field-walking at Gory Hill Farm, and including Kinclune Farm later, began in 2003 and was ongoing until recently.  With regard to the finds, 700 from Gory Hill and 41 from Kinclune have been catalogued by James.  Marlene Weston is working her way through the rest.


Field-walking, over well weathered ploughed fields, was generally at 2m apart for total recovery;  hand-held GPS was used to record the co-ordinates of the finds.
Gory Hill Farm The area investigated at Gory Hill was a sloping field running downhill from northwest to southeast.  The investigation resulted in evidence of flint working, mainly on a prominent ridge to the north of the field.  A brief survey of adjoining fields yielded a small number of stray flints. Finds included cores, scrapers, blades, flakes and extensive flint debitage. Diagnostic microburins show Mesolithic occupation, and arrowheads (leaf-shaped, and barbed and tanged) indicate continuing activity in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age.  Ceramic material from these later periods was also found in various places on the site. Kinclune Farm Parts of three fields at Kinclune, the farm adjacent to Gory Hill, were investigated.  A Late Neolithic tranchet arrowhead was collected from one of the fields, and two small flint scatters were found in a field bordering the River Don. A few stray flints were also picked up from the area covered.
Gory Hill Farm There was surface evidence of a building in the northeast corner of the site.  A resistivity survey suggested a possible cluster of post mediaeval buildings.
We thank those concerned for allowing us access to the fields. Summary of information from Marlene Weston and several other sources. H Sabnis
Recording a find at Kinclune
This long-term investigation, originating at Knowhead Farm in Milltown of Kildrummy, and at a burial cairn site across the river, was initiated by James Kenworthy.  The work here was mainly resistivity with a little field- walking.  The children of Kildrummy School also contributed when the headmistress there, Margaret Parfitt, brought them to visit the site.
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Fieldwalking, Lithic Analysis and Resistivity