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ID:EHG2820
External Ref:HPC004
Name:Excavation - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye: 2007 season
Organisation:West Coast Archaeological Services
Date:Apr-Oct 2007

Description

Further trial excavations were undertaken by West Coast Archaeological Sevices at the High Pasture Cave site in 2007. A total of seven new trenches were opened up during the 2007 fieldwork season, while work also continued in two trenches (Trenches 11 and 14) that were initiated in 2006 (see EHG2874). The new trenches were located to further investigate the archaeological deposits in Bone Passage (Trench 17), the burnt mound and features surrounding the stairwell entrance to Bone Passage (Trenches 11, 14, 15, 16, 18 and 19); while Test Pits 01 and 02 focused on anomalies identified through the geophysical surveys conducted in 2006 (se EHG1384). <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • EXCAVATION
  • TRIAL TRENCH

Reports

Fieldwork report  © West Coast Archaeological Services et al (File size: 30173 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 59402 19730 (98m by 32m) (Approximate)
Map Sheet:NG51NE
Civil Parish:STRATH
Geographical Area:SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Location:Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave), Strath, Isle of Skye

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S., Wildgoose, M. and Kozikowski, G.. 2008. Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) & Environs Project, Strath, Isle of Skye 2007: The Preliminary Assessment of Late Prehistoric Cultural Deposits from a Limestone Cave and Associated Surface Features. West Coast Archaeological Services. 22/10/2008. Paper and Digital.

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

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