MHG35901 - Lithic Scatter - SKYE, STAFFIN ISLAND


A lithic scatter site investigated by the Scotland's First Settlers Project.

Type and Period (1)

  • LITHIC SCATTER (Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 8000 BC? to 551 BC?)

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  • None recorded

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User: Admin, Date: Wed 13 Oct 2004
NG46NE 35 4920 6885
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 4920 6885 Staffin Island Lithic scatter. +
Note: + = containing visible midden
B Finlayson, K Hardy and C Wickham-Jones 1999

NGR given as NG 4915 6887 in Scotland's First Settlers Data Structure Report 1999 (MS/726/171)

Staffin Island was investigated as part of the Scotland's First Settlers Project in 1999. It lies just offshore from Staffin Bay and the excavated site of SFS 1, An Corran (MHG6497). It comprised a soil cliff with lithics eroding out of it. There were seven surface finds, all of chalcedonic silica except for a single regular flake of baked mudstone. These comprised six regular flakes and a large platform core which had not been exhausted. The lithics indicate activity in the past, perhaps in prehistory. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 4919 6885 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG46NE

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