EHG1399 - Trial excavations - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye: 2005 season

Technique(s)

TRIAL TRENCH

Organisation

West Coast Archaeological Services

Date

Mar-Oct 2005

Description

Trial excavations were undertaken at Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave) by West Coast Archaeological Services and Archaeological & Ancient Landscape Survey in 2005. Fieldwork was undertaken as a result of preliminary rescue work and evaluation at the site between 2002 and 2004. The aim of the fieldwork was to further evaluate the extent and preservation of any remaining archaeological deposits in the cave passages (Trench 6), while excavations at the surface focused on the search for a former entrance into the cave used during prehistory. Five trenches were opened on the surface, positioned in relation to features identified by geophysical survey (see EHG2818). In particular, excavations at the surface focused on the investigation of a former, blocked entrance to the cave, which may have provided the original access to Bone Passage during prehistory. <1>

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Map

Location

Location Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave), Isle of Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 5944 1972 (37m by 28m)
Map sheet NG51NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Unitary Authority HIGHLAND
Country SCOTLAND
Civil Parish STRATH

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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