MHG58710 - Rockshelter - Sand 5


A rockshelter investigated by the Scotland's First Settlers Project.

Type and Period (1)

  • ROCK SHELTER (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NG64NE 7 centred 6845 4856
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 6845 4856 An Cruinn-leum 1 Rockshelter. > (MHG37245)
NG 6844 4855 An Cruinn-leum 2 Rockshelter. > (MHG37245)
NG 6848 4878 Meallabhan (Sand) Open midden. * (MHG58708)
NG 6835 4863 Sand 5 Rockshelter. * (This record)
Notes: + = containing visible midden.
* = test-pitted sites.
> = sites considered inappropriate for test pitting.
A full report has been lodged with the NMRS.
K Hardy and C Wickham-Jones 2000

This site was investigated by the Scotland's First Settlers Project in 2000. It was a moderately-sized rockshelter alongside the beach at Sand. It had good views of the main Sand site as well as of Raasay, but was exposed to the north and north-west. The site was currently used for barbecues and beach activities and no archaeological remains were visible. One test pit was excavated in the central part of the interior of the rockshelter. Only one chunk of debitage of chalcedonic silica was recovered. Although it had obviously been used in the past, transient and possibly relatively recent activity would seem to have been represented, perhaps not unlike the barbecues that take place here today. <1>

See link below to the published Scottish Archaeological Internet Report 31 for further details.

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Grid reference Centred NG 6833 4873 (60m by 60m)
Map sheet NG64NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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