MHG37348 - Lithic Scatter - SCALPAY 4


An open air lithic scatter site of 26 lithics, recorded during 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
NG52NE 30 5872 2956
The following sites were recorded between October 1999 and May 2000 as part of the Scotland's First Settlers Project (DES 1999, 49-50):
NG 5872 2956 Scalpay 4 Lithic scatter.
A full report has been lodged with the NMRS.
K Hardy and C Wickham-Jones 2000

An open air lithic scatter site was investigated by the Scotland's First Settlers Project in 2000. A surface scatter collected from washed-out animal track, on flank of raised beach platform to north-west of small
stream. There were 26 lithics, most of which were of quartz and quartzite, five pieces of chalcedonic silica and one piece of Rùm bloodstone. Half of the pieces were debitage, 11 were regular flakes and one was a bifacially retouched flake of indeterminate type. They indicate activity in prehistory. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred NG 5871 2956 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG52NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

Finds (2)

  • DEBITAGE (Undated)
  • FLAKE (Undated)

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