NG 3028 3264 A massive rock shelter at the foot of the W-facing 120m high cliffs lying to the W of Fiskavaig on the Isle of Skye. The shelter contains a well stratified midden of late 1st century AD date that is being rapidly eroded by rising sea level and storm action. A number of bronze artefacts, pottery, animal bone and the lower stone of a rotary quern have been recovered from the collapsed sections of the midden face. A series of markers were set in the shelter in December 2006, in order to monitor the rate of erosion during the winter of 2006/7. As of October 2007 a further 1.2m has been lost from the midden face.
Archive and finds currently retained by Archaeological and Ancient Landscape Survey. Reports deposited with Highland Council and Historic Scotland.
Funder: Martin Wildgoose, Steven Birch, George Kozikowski and Ian Suddaby. <1>
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Centred NG 1303 8326 (1m by 0m) (2 map features)
SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
MHG51768Rock shelter, Uamh an Eich Bhric, Fiskavaig (Monument)
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Nov 27 2014 10:18AM
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