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Archaeological sites and monuments
Heritage Management Directorate
Historic Environment Scotland
Tel: +44 (0) 131 668 8716
Some archaeological sites and monuments are obvious - prehistoric burial mounds and stone circles, Roman forts, ruined castles, 20th-century military remains. Some are less so because they leave no trace on the surface, lie sealed beneath peat or drowned in marshes, lochs or under the sea. Buried archaeology may survive just beneath the turf or ploughsoil, and is likely to extend well beyond any visible remains.