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Clar den Àrainneachd Eachdraidheil

Record details

External Ref:HPC001
Name:Trial trench - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye
Organisation:West Coast Archaeological Services
Date:Apr-May 2004


A trial trench excavation was carried out by West Coast Archaeological Services at High Pasture Cave in 2004. Work was undertaken in Bone Passage to investigate the potential of any surviving archaeological deposits within the cave and to provide potential samples for radiocarbon dating. The trench (Trench 1) measured one metre long and spanned the width of Bone Passage, which at this point measures between 1.8m and 2.0m wide, and revealed a well-stratified sequence of archaeological deposits. In addition, a significant deposit of animal bone was excavated, labelled Feature F001. The bone deposit was discovered during the removal of a stalagmite boss for potential dating purposes, during the cave morphology survey in May 2004. <1>-<10>

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)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 59428 19739 (3m by 2m) (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

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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