MHG35454 - Rockshelter - Crowlin 4
A rockshelter, investigated by the Scotland's First Settler's Project, with evidence of sporadic activity in recent time.
Type and Period (1)
- ROCK SHELTER (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
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User: Admin, Date: Wed 13 Oct 2004
NG63SE 6 6909 3496
The following site was recorded between January and September 1999 as part of the Scotland's First Settlers Project. A full report has been lodged with the NMRS.
NG 6909 3496 Crowlin 4 Rock shelter.
B Finlayson, K Hardy and C Wickham-Jones 1999
A small rockshelterthat had been enhanced by walling was investigated by the Scotland's First Settlers Project in 1999. One test pit was excavated inside the rock shelter. A debitage flake of chalcedonic silica was recovered, as well as four fragments of glazed pottery, a copper alloy belt mount (possible 19th or 20th century), two fragments of bone and a small amount of very fragmentary shell.
There is nothing to suggest early use of this cave: the lithic find is undiagnostic; the belt mount is relatively recent as is the glazed pottery. Sporadic activity in recent times is indicated. <1>
See link below to published Scottish Archaeological Internet Report 31 for further information.
- <1> Text/Publication/Monograph: Hardy, K and Wickham-Jones, C (eds). 2007. Mesolithic and later sites around the Inner Sound, Scotland: the work of the Scotland's First Settlers project 1998-2004, Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 31. Scottish Archaeological Internet Report. 31. Digital. Section 2.2.30, SFS 23.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 6908 3496 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (2)
- http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/archiveDownload?t=arch-310-1/dissemination/pdf/sair31.pdf (Link to published Scottish Archaeological Internet Report 31)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/157927 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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