EHG2874 - Trial excavations - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye: 2006 season



West Coast Archaeological Services


Mar-Oct 2006


Further trial excavations took place at the High Pasture Cave site in 2006, carried out by West Coast Archaeological Services and others. As well as continuing with the uncompleted excavation of Trench 5 from the previous season (see EHG1399) eight new trenches were opened to investigate features identified by the geophysical survey earlier in the year (EHG1384) and in previous field survey. Further work also took place to establish the extent and preservation of the remaining archaeological deposits in the cave passages (Trenches 1 and 6), and work continued on the excavation of the stairwell entrance into the cave used during prehistory (Trench 2 extension). <1>-<10>

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S., Wildgoose, M. and Kozikowski, G.. 04/2007. Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) & Environs Project, Strath, Isle of Skye 2006: The Preliminary Assessment and Analysis of Late Prehistoric Cultural Deposits from a Limestone Cave and Associated Surface Features. West Coast Archaeological Services et al. Digital.
  • <2> Text/Report: Hunter, F and McLaren, D. 2007. High Pasture Cave & Environs Project: Assessment Report on Small Finds. National Museums of Scotland. . Digital.
  • <3> Text/Report: MacSween, A. 2007. High Pasture: Report on the Pottery. Unaffiliated. . Digital.
  • <4> Text/Report: Drew, C. 2007. Analysis of the Animal Bone. University of Durham. . Digital.
  • <5> Text/Report: Horton, E. 2007. Analysis of the Charred Plant Remains. University of Durham. . Digital.
  • <6> Text/Report: McSweeney, K and Fraser, S. 2007. Analysis of Burnt Bone. University of Edinburgh. . Digital.
  • <7> Text/Report: Montgomery, J, Evans, J and Chenery, C. 2007. Combined Lead, Strontium and Oxygen Isotope analysis of the Female Adult from High Pasture Cave, Isle of Skye. University of Bradford & British Geological Survey. .
  • <8> Text/Report: Jay, A. 2007. Preliminary findings from the analysis of High Pasture Cave bone for carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes. University of Durham. . Digital.
  • <9> Text/Report: Simpson, I and MacKenzie, J. 2007. Micromorphology Analysis. University of Stirling. . Digital.
  • <10> Text/Report: Mattey, D. 2007. Speleothem Analysis. Royal Holloway, University of London. . Digital.



Location Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave), Isle of Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 59448 19721 (59m by 40m) (11 map features)
Map sheet NG51NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Unitary Authority HIGHLAND
Civil Parish STRATH

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Geophysical survey - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye

Record last edited

Mar 17 2023 1:56PM

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