MHG5166 - Souterrain - Allt Na Cille

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Type and Period (1)

  • SOUTERRAIN (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

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NG51SW 4 539 141

Alternative spelling Alt na Cille. Rock-cut souterrain. Sample excavations within the gallery produced a loom weight (illus. in Miket 2002 colour plate 13) and charcoal. Environmental analysis from the floor produced evidence of alder, hazel, willow, hulled six-row barley, pale persicaria and chickweed. A radiocarbon date was obtained from this material producing a date of 51 BC-379 AD calibrated to 2 sigma.

See Roger Miket 2002. 'The Souterrains of Skye' in Beverley Balin Smith & Iain Banks (eds). In the Shadow of the Brochs. The Iron Age in Scotland, pp. 103-4.

Note: grid references taken from Miket 2002. <1> <2>

Charcoal from the terminal chamber is in Skye & Lochalsh Archive Centre (2019), under Acc. No. 1988.5.2. <3>

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Location

Grid reference Centred NG 5390 1410 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG51SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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