MHG37259 - Rockshelter and Midden - Kishorn 4


A rockshelter and midden investigated by Scotland's First Settlers Project, likely of recent date.

Type and Period (1)

  • ROCK SHELTER (Post Medieval to 20th Century - 1560 AD? to 2000 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Created automatically by NMRS Register Utility
User: Admin, Date: Wed 13 Oct 2004
NG73NE 7 7974 3865
The following sites were recorded between October 1999 and May 2000 as part of the Scotland's First Settlers Project (DES 2000, 44):
NG 7974 3865 Kishorn 4 Rockshelter. + *
Notes: + = containing visible midden.
* = test-pitted sites.
> = sites considered inappropriate for test pitting.
A full report has been lodged with the NMRS.
K Hardy and C Wickham-Jones 2000

This site was investigated by the Scotland's First Settler's Project. It comprised a small, shallow, well sheltered rockshelter. A modern but not recently used hearth and surface shell midden with a few bones occuppied most of the interior. Only one test pit was dug as rocks and trees precluded digging outside the shelter. There were no finds and the lack of finds and surface nature of the deposits suggested recent activity. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 7973 3865 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG73NE

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