MHG58713 - Lithics - Scalpay 8


Findspot of two lithics.

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 8000 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two lithics were found during the Scotland's First Settlers Project in 2003. A transect of ten shovel pits was dug from which two isolated finds were found: a platform core of Rùm bloodstone and a scalene triangle of chalcedonic silica. The lithics suggest human activity in the Mesolithic, though the small quantity of evidence, despite shovel pitting, suggests that this was a ephemeral site. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 5890 2934 (40m by 40m)
Map sheet NG52NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

Finds (2)

  • CORE (Mesolithic - 8000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • TRIANGULAR MICROLITH (Mesolithic - 8000 BC to 4001 BC)

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