Artefacts have been recovered from a section of coastline over several years from South Cuidrach Isle of Skye (NG 38352 57729) of Mesolithic type. On a recent visit (March 2017), another, more extensive lithic assemblage was discovered and much of this assemblage was clearly not Mesolithic but likely pre-Mesolithic. This material had been disturbed by a newly created farm track which had most probably cut through a site that lay in the raised beach. Due to the fact that the track is active and because of the unusual nature of much of the lithic assemblage, a series of shovel and test pits were made along part of the of the raised beach and nearby areas in an attempt to locate the source of the artefacts and determine whether an in situ site still existed. <1>
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South Cuidrach, Skye
Centred NG 3838 5770 (114m by 188m) (2 map features)
SKYE AND LOCHALSH
ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
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MHG59071Lithic Assemblage - South Cuidrach (Monument)
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Mar 11 2019 4:18PM
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