EHG3464 - Excavation, Pier Road, Armadale, Isle of Skye
Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)
Sept 2009 - Jan 2010
An archaeological excavation was carried out at Pier Road, Armadale, Isle of Skye on behalf of Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association by Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services between late 2009 and early 2010. The excavation took place in three phases, the latter two of which were conducted under ever-increasing constraints due to deteriorating weather and daylight conditions. The excavation uncovered a Bronze Age burial site centred around one large cist encircled by a ring of interconnected pits and three standing stones. Six further cists containing inhumation and cremation burials and pits containing cremated remains were uncovered across the site. Preservation of the inhumed remains was extremely poor. Three decorated food vessel pots, fragments from a fourth decorated pot, a fragment of a stone wrist guard and a group of five finely made flint tools were recovered from the cists. Possible earlier structures were also revealed below and beyond the main burial site. A variety of lithic materials were also found scattered across the site deposits. A kerbed cairn appeared to have been the final closure phase of the site. <1>
- <1> SHG25206 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M. 01/2011. Excavation of a Bronze Age Burial Site at Pier Road, Armadale, Isle of Skye: Data Structure Report. Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.
- <2> SHG25402 Collection/Project Archive: Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services. 2011. Excavation of a Bronze Age Burial Site, Pier Road, Armadale. Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.
|Location||Land at Pier Road, Armadale, Isle of Skye|
|Grid reference||Centred NG 63690 03824 (122m by 107m) (Centred)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
|Operational Area||ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
- MHG60879 Timber and stone circle - Pier Road, Armadale (Monument)
Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)
- EHG3465 Watching brief - drainage trenches at Pier Road, Armadale, Isle of Skye (Ref: ARM09)
Record last edited
Jul 30 2019 4:43PM