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Name:Laser scanning survey - High Pasture Cave, Isle of Skye
Organisation:AOC Archaeology Group
Date:Oct 2008


A laser scanning survey was undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group at the High Pasture Cave site in 2008. The survey focused on recording a detailed digital scan of Bone Passage to the junction of the ramp and main stream passages, and recording of the stone-built stairwell leading to the surface. The scans of the natural cave passages were successful allowing detailed plans, elevations and section drawings to be produced, along with fly-through animation and annotated animation of the entrance area. Unfortunately, only limited survey data was collected from the stairwell entrance to Bone Passage due to the restricted nature of this structure and its steepness, and the limited minimum focal range of the laser scanning equipment. <1>

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Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) & Environs Project, Strath, Isle of Skye 2008  © West Coast Archaeological Services et al (File size: 5934 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 5942 1974 (5m by 14m)
Map Sheet:NG51NE
Civil Parish:STRATH
Geographical Area:SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Location:Strath Suardal, Isle of Skye

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S., Wildgoose, M. and Kozikowski, G.. 2009. Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) & Environs Project, Strath, Isle of Skye 2008: The Preliminary Assessment of Late Prehistoric Cultural Deposits from a Limestone Cave and Associated Surface Features. West Coast Archaeological Services. 22/10/2009. Paper and Digital. p.52 & Figures 12-13.

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