MHG46062 - Lithic Scatter - Conc Na Celpeirein


An open air lithic scatter site from which 41 lithics were found 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

NMRS Report: (27/03/2003)
NG73SE 54 7865 3296

Recorded between May and September 2002 as part of the Scotland's First Settlers Project and the Sea Loch Survey.
NG 7865 3296 Cnoc na Celpeirein: Lithic scatter
Sponsors: HS, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, British Academy
K Hardy and C R Wickham-Jones 2002

This site was investigated by the Scotland's First Settler's Project in 2002. A lithic scatter was exposed by digging for a sewer pipe. This cut through the 2m and 10m raised beaches. The lithic scatter was found on the crest of the 10m beach. There were 41 lithic finds, all from the surface. The lack of baked mudstone among the lithics is interesting, especially in view of the presence of a flake of volcanic glass and some Rùm bloodstone, both of which must have been brought in from further afield. The assemblage suggests activity in prehistory, perhaps during the earlier Neolithic, given the blades and retouched tools, though further work is necessary to confirm this. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 7864 3296 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG73SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish LOCHALSH

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