Micromorphology, integrated in the Ben Lawers Historic Landscape Project, has aided the reconstruction of complex medieval settlement activity at Kiltyrie but has been little used elsewhere (McKenzie and Simpson 2016; Simpson and McKenzie 2016a; 2016b).
Bowler’s review of the archaeology of Perth (2004) included consideration of the depths of archaeological deposits with reference to elevation of the underlying geology. Bowler produced spot maps of deposit depths as well as distribution maps of midden deposits and preserved wood. An extension of this approach to include the results of subsequent interventions (both geotechnical and archaeological) in a GIS digital database would provide a broader and more useful base for modelling deposit depths and distribution. This in turn would aid understanding archaeological potential across the city.