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ID:EHG3885
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Name:Field observation and photographic survey - Rubha nam Brathairean headland, Staffin, Skye
Organisation:University of Bergen
Date:July 2012

Description

Field observation was carried out by Øystein James Jansen of Bergen University in July 2012 to observe and inspect a possible quern stone quarry on the Rubha nam Brathairean headland, Staffin, Skye. After visiting the site, Jansen, assistant professor of geology at the University of bergen, confirmed that, in his opinion, this area was used as a quarry site. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)

Images

Stone Quarry, Skye 1 (photo by Øystein James Jansen)  © University of BergenStone Quarry, Skye 10 (photo by Øystein James Jansen)  © University of BergenStone Quarry, Skye 11 (photo by Øystein James Jansen)  © University of BergenStone Quarry, Skye 12 (photo by Øystein James Jansen)  © University of BergenStone Quarry, Skye 2 (photo by Øystein James Jansen)  © University of BergenStone Quarry, Skye 3 (photo by Øystein James Jansen)  © University of BergenStone Quarry, Skye 4 (photo by Øystein James Jansen)  © University of BergenStone Quarry, Skye 5 (photo by Øystein James Jansen)  © University of BergenStone Quarry, Skye 6 (photo by Øystein James Jansen)  © University of BergenStone Quarry, Skye 7 (photo by Øystein James Jansen)  © University of BergenStone Quarry, Skye 8 (photo by Øystein James Jansen)  © University of BergenStone Quarry, Skye 9 (photo by Øystein James Jansen)  © University of Bergen

Reports

Field observation report  © University of Bergen (File size: 2326 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 5277 6275 (111m by 179m)
Map Sheet:NG56SW
Civil Parish:KILMUIR
Geographical Area:SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Location:Quern stone quarry, Rubha nam Brathairean headland, Staffin, Skye

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report: Jansen, Øystein James. 2012. The quern stone quarry at Rubha nam Brathairean headland, Staffin, Isle of Skye - a short report. University of Bergen. Digital.

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