|Name:||Geophysical survey - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye|
A geophysical survey covering approximately 0.56 hectares was undertaken by D Hodgson in two areas around the enhanced entrance to a natural cave system, known as High Pasture Cave or Uamh an Ard Achadh, near Torrin, Skye in 2006. Fluxgate gradiometer and earth resistance surveys were conducted over a survey grid designed to assess the potential for metal working and archaeological features associated with the cave entrance. A separate grid was located approximately 30m to the south west to assess the potential of a feature provisionally interpreted as a hut circle. <1>
The results are also included in the Data Structure Report for the 2006 excavation at the site. <2>
Type(s) of Investigation
- EARTH RESISTANCE (RESISTIVITY) SURVEY
- MAGNETOMETRY SURVEY
|Grid Reference:||Centred NG 5941 1973 (170m by 85m)|
|Geographical Area:||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
|Location:||High Pasture Cave, near Torrin, Isle of Skye|
Associated Finds - none
Sources and further reading
- Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Hodgson, D and Moore, S. 05/2006. Geophysical Survey Report: High Pasture Cave, Isle of Skye. Unaffiliated. 14/06/2006. .
- Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S, Wildgoose, M and Kozikowski, G. 04/2007. Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) & Environs Project, Strath, Isle of Skye 2006: The Preliminary Assessment and Analysis of Late Prehistoric Cultural Deposits from a Limestone Cave and Associated Surface Features. West Coast Archaeological Services et al. Digital. Section 4.1.
|MHG32043||Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) (Monument)|
|EHG2874||Child event/activity: Trial excavations - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye: 2006 season (Ref: HPC003)|
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