EHG5225 - Test Pitting - South Cuidrach



Martin Wildgoose


Apr 17-Nov 18


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>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Hardy, K. & Wildgoose, M.. 2018. Data Structure Report: South Cuidrach. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Digital. [Mapped features: #9974 ; #10009 ]



Location South Cuidrach, Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 3838 5770 (114m by 188m)
Map sheet NG35NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Lithic Assemblage - South Cuidrach (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 11 2019 4:18PM

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