EHG2819 - Trial trench - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye

Technique(s)

TRIAL TRENCH

Organisation

West Coast Archaeological Services

Date

Apr-May 2004

Description

A trial trench excavation was carried out by West Coast Archaeological Services at High Pasture Cave in 2004. Work was undertaken in Bone Passage to investigate the potential of any surviving archaeological deposits within the cave and to provide potential samples for radiocarbon dating. The trench (Trench 1) measured one metre long and spanned the width of Bone Passage, which at this point measures between 1.8m and 2.0m wide, and revealed a well-stratified sequence of archaeological deposits. In addition, a significant deposit of animal bone was excavated, labelled Feature F001. The bone deposit was discovered during the removal of a stalagmite boss for potential dating purposes, during the cave morphology survey in May 2004. <1>-<10>

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Location

Location Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave), Isle of Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 59428 19739 (3m by 2m) (Approximate)
Map sheet NG51NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Unitary Authority HIGHLAND
Country SCOTLAND
Civil Parish STRATH

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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