MHG46083 - Lithic Scatter - Achintree
A open- air lithic scatter site.
Type and Period (1)
- LITHIC SCATTER (Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 8000 BC? to 551 BC?)
- None recorded
NG94SW 25 9430 4180
Recorded between May and September 2002 as part of the Scotland's First Settlers Project and the Sea Loch Survey. <1>
This site, comprising an open- air lithic scatter site, was investigatated as part of the Scotland's First Settlers Project. On raised beach two transects of 12 and 18 shovel test pits were dug. There were three lithic finds: two regular flakes (one of bloodstone and one of chalcedonic silica) and one piece of bloodstone debitage. These pieces formed a distinct group on a slightly raised section of the terrace, though they were few in number. Not far away, Shovel Pit 30 produced a heavy concentration of charcoal at the interface between plough soil and the underlying deposit.
The lithics and charcoal suggest that activity has taken place at Achintee in the past, probably in prehistory. The lack of material suggests that the archaeological potential of the site is limited. <2>
- <1> Dataset: RCAHMS. 02/2008. Annual update from Canmore. Digital. 240693.
- <2> Text/Publication/Monograph: Hardy, K and Wickham-Jones, C (eds). 2007. Mesolithic and later sites around the Inner Sound, Scotland: the work of the Scotland's First Settlers project 1998-2004, Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 31. Scottish Archaeological Internet Report. 31. Digital. Section 2.2.1, SFS 185.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 9429 4180 (20m by 20m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (2)
- http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/archiveDownload?t=arch-310-1/dissemination/pdf/sair31.pdf (Link to published Scottish Archaeological Internet Report)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/240693 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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