EHG3280 - Excavation - High Pasture Cave site, Isle of Skye: 2008

Technique(s)

EXCAVATION, TRIAL TRENCH

Organisation

West Coast Archaeological Services

Date

Apr-Sept 2008

Description

A further season of trial excavations took place at the site of High Pasture Cave in 2008, undertaken under the direction of West Coast Archaeological Services. The intention was to further evaluate the extent and preservation of the remaining archaeological deposits in the cave passages (Trench 17), while excavations at the surface focused on a more extensive area than investigated previously, with Trenches 14, 16, 19 and 20 investigating the extensive burnt mound deposits that arc around the stairwell and cave entrance. To the southwest, Trench 15 was excavated to investigate the deep archaeological deposits within the forecourt area, adjacent to the stairwell entrance. This recorded a large number of superimposed hearth settings and paving which possibly predated the stairwell entrance to the cave. <1>

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Location

Location Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave), Strath, Isle of Skye
Grid reference Centred NG 5943 1973 (39m by 32m) (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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