EHG609 - Watching brief - Smoo Cave, Durness, Sutherland

Technique(s)

Organisation

Ian Mchardy

Date

Apr & Nov 2012

Description

In 2012 investigation of a further chamber in the southeast corner of the main chamber was initiated by I McHardy at the request of C. Coventry. The chamber, although known about for some time, was little investigated and lay behind a flowstone tallus which fills the base of a large vertical faultline in the limestone. Initial investigation in April 2012 confirmed that there was no trace of anthropomorphic activity in the area. A second inspection in Nov 2012 also found that the material which underlies the tallus was also deposited through natural processes and no evidence of human activity was found. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: McHardy, I.. 2012. Smoo and Borallie Caves, Durness: Report 1.1 - an update to "A short report on current issues". Unaffiliated. . Digital.

Map

Location

Location Smoo Cave, Geodha Smoo
Grid reference Centred NC 41891 67079 (5m by 5m)
Map sheet NC46NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Operational Area CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
Civil Parish DURNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Record last edited

Oct 20 2014 9:50AM

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