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

Technique(s)

Organisation

University of Sydney

Date

Mar-April 1973

Description

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.

Map

Location

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

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Occupation site, Glen Shieldaig (Monument)

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Jun 20 2016 2:09PM

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