MHG36148 - Rockshelter and Midden - RAASAY, MANISH MORE


A rockshelter and midden were investigated during the Scotland's First Settlers Project.

Type and Period (2)

  • ROCK SHELTER (Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 8000 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • SHELL MIDDEN (Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 8000 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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User: Admin, Date: Wed 13 Oct 2004
NG54NE 44 5584 4671

Site recorded during a survey of the township of Manish Beg (NG54NE 3) plus the surrounding area carried out by ACFA in April 1999 as part of a continuing programme of recording the physical remains of human activity on the island of Raasay (see Macdonald and Scott Wood 1998).
NG 5584 4671 Shelter.
Full report lodged with NMRS.
J Macdonald and J Wood 1999

The following sites were recorded in April and May 2001 as part of the Scotland's First Settlers Project.
NG 5579 4668 Old sea cave.
NG 5577 4675 Cave.*
* = rockshelter containing visible midden.
Full report lodged with the NMRS.
K Hardy and C Wickham-Jones 2001

A rockshelter with surface limpet and winkle midden was investigated by the Scotland's First Settlers Project in 2001. There were two regular flakes of chalcedonic silica from the surface at this site. The lithics and midden indicated past human activity, though it was not possible to date it. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 5584 4671 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG54NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish PORTREE

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