EHG4839 - Excavation - Dun Flodigarry, Staffin

Technique(s)

Organisation

University of Leicester

Date

Not recorded.

Description

Dun Flodigarry, on the north-east coast of Skye, is a badly-ruined Iron Age stone structure on a low rock knoll and having a plan like an open-sided ring. Two-things of the double wall remains, two or three courses high, and a C-14 date suggested that it was built in the 1st century A.D. The interior was full of unstratified earth, with no trace of a floor level; this, and the presence of a deposit of rubble diagnosed as building material, suggests that the site is an unfinished ground-galleried broch rather than a D-shaped semi-brosh. The finds were relatively few, and the pottery is mainly incised ware, analogous to the 'native' wares found at Dun Mor Vaul, Tiree. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Publication/Article: Martlew, R. 1985. 'The excavation of Dun Flodigarry, Staffin, Isle of Skye', Glasgow Archaeol J Vol. 12 1985, p.30-48. Glasgow Archaeological Journal Vol 12. 30-48. Digital (scanned as PDF).

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Location

Location Flodigarry, Staffin, Isle of Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 4639 7196 (24m by 22m)
Map sheet NG47SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Civil Parish KILMUIR

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Dun Flodigarry (Monument)

Record last edited

Jan 15 2018 11:01AM

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