EHG5134 - Watching Brief- New House, Husabost, Isle of Skye

Technique(s)

Organisation

West Coast Archaeological Services

Date

April 2016

Description

An archaeological watching brief was carried out by West Coast Archaeological Services in 2016 in advance of the proposed construction of a new house and access road. This was carried out on the 4th and 5th of April 2016. No archaeological features were identified, however two artefacts were recovered. Whilst the mechanical stripping of the site did not reveal any features of archaeological significance, the presence of the two recovered artefacts indicates the site is not totally sterile. The pottery sherd SF001 is a crude and unglazed body sherd with large inclusions visible in the fabric. It may be prehistoric pottery, or later craggan ware, but the sherd is undiagnostic as a whole. The small piece of chert SF002 may be evidence of lithic manufacture, but this too is not a diagnostic fragment and cannot be securely placed within a chronological context. The artefacts do hold potential for prehistoric activity and should not be discounted. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Williamson, S.. 2016. New House, Husabost, Isle of Skye: Desk-based Assessment and Archaeological Watching Brief. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Husabost, Isle of Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 2023 5000 (37m by 64m)
Map sheet NG25SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Civil Parish DUIRINISH

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Nov 10 2021 10:15AM

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