MHG37294 - Lithic Scatter - Mains of Applecross


An open air 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?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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User: Admin, Date: Wed 13 Oct 2004
NG74SW 43 7140 4455
The following sites were recorded between October 1999 and May 2000 as part of the Scotland's First Settlers Project (See DES 2000, 44):
NG 7140 4455 Mains of Applecross Lithic scatter.
A full report has been lodged with the NMRS.
K Hardy and C Wickham-Jones 2000

An open air lithic scatter site investigated by the Scotland's First Settlers Project in 2000. It was located in a sharply defined raised beach with two deeply cut burns running south-east to north-west, down to the sea. Three transects of seven shovel pits were laid out to test the areas around the burns for lithic scatters. Shovel pit depth was 200mm through a worm sorted plough soil to a mixed pebble and sandy silt beach deposit. There were ten finds from the shovel pits here; seven were of chalcedonic silica and the rest of quartz. Six were regular flakes and four were debitage. The lithics suggest prehistoric activity. They were not abundant, but further work might well produce more evidence. <1>

See link below to published Scottish Archaeological Internet report for futher details.

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Grid reference Centred NG 7140 4455 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG74SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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