EHG3320 - Excavation of a Microlithic Assemblage at Shieldaig, Wester Ross



University of Sydney


Mar-April 1973


Two small trenches were excavated by Dr Michael Walker on the edge of a quarry pit at Shieldaig, after a local person had reported prehistoric lithic artefacts. A large assemblage of mainly quartz artefacts was recovered, with microlithic technologies predominating. <1> This lithic assemblage was re-evaluated in 2002 by Torben Bjarke Ballin. <2> An evaluation of an Ahrensburgian-type Tanged Point from this site was published by Torben Bjarke Ballin in 2003. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Text/Publication/Article: Ballin, T B and Saville, A. 2003. An Ahrensburgian-type Tanged Point from Shieldaig, Wester Ross, Scotland, and its implications. Oxford Journal of Archaeology Volume 22 (2). 115-131. Digital.
  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Walker, M J. 1973. Archaeological Excavation of a Microlithic Assemblage at Shieldaig, Wester Ross, Scotland: Preliminary Report. University of Sydney, New South Wales.
  • <2> Text/Report: Ballin, T B. 2002. The mainly Late Mesolithic flint and bloodstone assemblage from Shieldaig, Wester Ross, Highland - local flint and exotic bloodstone. N/A. Digital.



Location Shieldaig, Wester Ross
Grid reference Centred NG 8162 5229 (71m by 77m)
Map sheet NG85SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Occupation site, Glen Shieldaig (Monument)

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Jun 20 2016 2:09PM

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