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External Ref:HPC001
Name:Geophysical surveys - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye
Organisation:Stratascan Ltd
Date:Dec 2004


In December 2004, Stratascan Ltd conducted a geophysical survey in relation to the core of the archaeological site at High Pasture Cave, to answer specific research questions. A range of geophysical techniques was employed, including resistivity, magnetometry (gradiometry) and Ground Penetrating Radar. In particular, the surveys were carried out to investigate the potential for a former, and now buried, entrance into High Pasture Cave that may have been utilised in prehistory. Unfortunately, the ground conductivity survey could not be carried out due to severe weather conditions experienced at the site in December. <1>

The results of the survey were subsequently included in the 2004 DSR for the High Pasture Cave site. <2>

Type(s) of Investigation



Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave), Strath, Isle of Skye 2004  © West Coast Archaeological Services et al (File size: 3149 KB)Fieldwork report  © Stratascan (File size: 21823 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 59445 19727 (64m by 64m) (Approximate)
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: Carpenter, A.H. 2004. Geophysical Survey Report: Strath - Isle of Skye. Stratascan. . Paper and Digital.
  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S., Wildgoose, M. and Kozikowski, G.. 03/2005. Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave), Strath, Isle of Skye 2004: The Preliminary Assessment and Analysis of Late Prehistoric Cultural Deposits from a Limestone Cave and Associated Surface Features. West Coast Archaeological Services. 09/07/2005. Digital. p 16, 28-32.

Related Monuments/Buildings

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

Related Events

EHG965Parent event/activity: Detailed survey and artefact collection - Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave), Isle of Skye
EHG1399Child event/activity: Trial excavations - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye: 2005 season (Ref: HPC002)

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