EHG5388 - Excavation - Strath Glebe Farm, Skye

Technique(s)

Organisation

Phoenix Archaeology

Date

2015-18

Description

Excavations were carried out by G Kozikowski and recorded by M Wildgoose (as Phoenix Archaeology) at the site of disturbed chambered cairn on Strath Glebe Farm in three season between 2015 and 2018. The third and last season of work on the very disturbed Neolithic chambered cairn, first opened c.1902, probably by workers from the nearby marble quarry, was undertaken 22 May-30 November 2018. Two intact bone deposits, one primary and one secondary, were recovered, plus related artefacts including four leaf-shaped arrowheads, large 'monster' jet bead, large marine ivory bead, flint scraper, limpet shell necklet and sherds of carinated pottery. A quantity of redeposited human bone was also recovered during the excavations. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wildgoose, M & Kozikowski, G.. 2018. Strath Glebe: Isle of Skye: The Excavation of a Rectangular Stone Setting on Strath Glebe Farm 2015-18: Data Structure Report. Phoenix Archaeology. 23/07/2020. Digital. [Mapped features: #10400 ; #10401 ]

Map

Location

Location Strath Glebe Farm, Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 6186 2037 (8m by 8m)
Map sheet NG62SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Civil Parish STRATH

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Enclosure - Glebe, Strath (Monument)
  • Neolithic chambered cairn - Glebe, Strath (Monument)

Record last edited

Jul 27 2020 4:20PM

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