EHG1440 - Survey of eroding midden site, Uamh an Eich Bhric, Fiskavaig, Isle of Skye



Archaeological and Ancient Landscape Survey (AALS)


November 2006


Two visits were made to this site following reports of bones eroding out of a soil bank. The site proved to consist of a massive midden representing the fill of a large rock shelter lying just above the high tide line. Visible in the eroding face of the midden was a cultural layer c.500mm thick. A second visit was made in order to the record the site fully and to set erosion markers. The site was planned, using offset survey, and two profiles were drawn. Sections drawings of the eroding midden face could not be completed due to lack of time and a rising tide, but a photo-mosaic was taken. Video records were made of both visits. <1>, <2>

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Location Uamh an Eich Bhric, Fiskavaig, Bracadale, Isle of Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 3028 3263 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG33SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Rock shelter, Uamh an Eich Bhric, Fiskavaig (Monument)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Excavations at Uamh an Eich Bhric, Fiskavaig, Isle of Skye

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2014 3:29PM

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