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>

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Location Land at Pier Road, Armadale, Isle of Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 63690 03824 (122m by 107m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG60SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SLEAT

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Bronze Age Burial Ground - Pier Road, Armadale (Monument)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Watching brief - drainage trenches at Pier Road, Armadale, Isle of Skye (Ref: ARM09)

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Jul 30 2019 4:43PM

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