EHG1384 - Geophysical survey - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye

Technique(s)

EARTH RESISTANCE (RESISTIVITY) SURVEY, MAGNETOMETRY SURVEY

Organisation

David Hodgson

Date

April-May 2006

Description

A geophysical survey covering approximately 0.56 hectares was undertaken by D Hodgson in two areas around the enhanced entrance to a natural cave system, known as High Pasture Cave or Uamh an Ard Achadh, near Torrin, Skye in 2006. Fluxgate gradiometer and earth resistance surveys were conducted over a survey grid designed to assess the potential for metal working and archaeological features associated with the cave entrance. A separate grid was located approximately 30m to the south west to assess the potential of a feature provisionally interpreted as a hut circle. <1> The results are also included in the Data Structure Report for the 2006 excavation at the site. <2>

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Map

Location

Location High Pasture Cave, near Torrin, Isle of Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 5941 1973 (170m by 85m)
Map sheet NG51NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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