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ID:EHG1399
External Ref:HPC002
Name:Trial excavations - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye: 2005 season
Organisation:West Coast Archaeological Services
Date:Mar-Oct 2005

Description

Trial excavations were undertaken at Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) by West Coast Archaeological Services and Archaeological & Ancient Landscape Survey in 2005. Fieldwork was undertaken as a result of preliminary rescue work and evaluation at the site between 2002 and 2004. The aim of the fieldwork was to further evaluate the extent and preservation of any remaining archaeological deposits in the cave passages (Trench 6), while excavations at the surface focused on the search for a former entrance into the cave used during prehistory. Five trenches were opened on the surface, positioned in relation to features identified by geophysical survey (see EHG2818). In particular, excavations at the surface focused on the investigation of a former, blocked entrance to the cave, which may have provided the original access to Bone Passage during prehistory. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • TRIAL TRENCH

Reports

Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) & Environs Project, Strath, Isle of Skye 2005  © West Coast Archaeological Services et al (File size: 5635 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 5944 1972 (37m by 28m)
Map Sheet:NG51NE
Civil Parish:STRATH
Geographical Area:SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Location:Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave), Isle of Skye

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S., Wildgoose, M. and Kozikowski, G.. 2006. Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) & Environs Project, Strath, Isle of Skye 2005: The Preliminary Assessment and Analysis of Late Prehistoric Cultural Deposits from a Limestone Cave and Associated Surface Features. West Coast Archaeological Services. 03/08/2006. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings

MHG32043Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) (Monument)

Related Events

EHG2819Parent event/activity: Trial trench - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye (Ref: HPC001)
EHG2818Parent event/activity: Geophysical surveys - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye (Ref: HPC001)
EHG1299Parent event/activity: Field survey - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye (Ref: HPC001)

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