EHG4490 - Laser scanning survey - High Pasture Cave, Isle of Skye



AOC Archaeology Group


Oct 2008


A laser scanning survey was undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group at the High Pasture Cave site in 2008. The survey focused on recording a detailed digital scan of Bone Passage to the junction of the ramp and main stream passages, and recording of the stone-built stairwell leading to the surface. The scans of the natural cave passages were successful allowing detailed plans, elevations and section drawings to be produced, along with fly-through animation and annotated animation of the entrance area. Unfortunately, only limited survey data was collected from the stairwell entrance to Bone Passage due to the restricted nature of this structure and its steepness, and the limited minimum focal range of the laser scanning equipment. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S., Wildgoose, M. and Kozikowski, G.. 2009. Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) & Environs Project, Strath, Isle of Skye 2008: The Preliminary Assessment of Late Prehistoric Cultural Deposits from a Limestone Cave and Associated Surface Features. West Coast Archaeological Services. 22/10/2009. Paper and Digital. p.52 & Figures 12-13.



Location Strath Suardal, Isle of Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 5942 1974 (5m by 14m)
Map sheet NG51NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Unitary Authority HIGHLAND
Civil Parish STRATH

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) (Monument)

Record last edited

Dec 23 2014 12:30PM

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