Site visits, a walkover survey and surface finds collection was carried out by S Birch, M Wildgoose and G Kozikowski at a Mesolithic at Camas Daraich, Point of Sleat, Skye in the period between Nov 1999 to Feb 2000. A new access track had been constructed in the Summer of 1999 by the the local crofters and this was found to have cut through a potentially large occupation site. 1742 lithics, mostly bloodstone, of which 109 were recognisable tools, were collected and a possible hearth or pit complex, which contained fragments of carbonised hazelnut shell and small pieces of burnt bone, was noted. Many of the lithics from around and within these features also appeared to be burnt. Two further sites, also exposed or possibly destroyed by the access track were found to the north. The site was covered in Jan 2000 to protect it from winter storms. The site was monitored on a regular basis with visits being made after gales and intense periods of rain. Further lithics were recovered during the later monitoring. <1>
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Camas Daraich, Aird of Sleat, Isle of Skye
Centred NG 1567 8002 (144m by 360m)
SKYE AND LOCHALSH
ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
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