Trial excavations were undertaken at Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) by West Coast Archaeological Services and Archaeological & Ancient Landscape Survey in 2005. Fieldwork was undertaken as a result of preliminary rescue work and evaluation at the site between 2002 and 2004. The aim of the fieldwork was to further evaluate the extent and preservation of any remaining archaeological deposits in the cave passages (Trench 6), while excavations at the surface focused on the search for a former entrance into the cave used during prehistory. Five trenches were opened on the surface, positioned in relation to features identified by geophysical survey (see EHG2818). In particular, excavations at the surface focused on the investigation of a former, blocked entrance to the cave, which may have provided the original access to Bone Passage during prehistory. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S., Wildgoose, M. and Kozikowski, G.. 2006. Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) & Environs Project, Strath, Isle of Skye 2005: The Preliminary Assessment and Analysis of Late Prehistoric Cultural Deposits from a Limestone Cave and Associated Surface Features. West Coast Archaeological Services. 03/08/2006. Digital.
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Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave), Isle of Skye
Centred NG 5944 1972 (37m by 28m)
SKYE AND LOCHALSH
ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
MHG32043Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) (Monument)
Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (3)
Field survey - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye (Ref: HPC001)
Geophysical surveys - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye (Ref: HPC001)
Trial trench - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye (Ref: HPC001)
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