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Date October 2006 - March 2007

Event ID 558097

Category Recording

Type Excavation


NG 476 444 A watching brief was undertaken in October 2006 during the removal of topsoil at Home Farm, Portree, Isle of Skye, during construction works for a housing development. A number of features were recorded and subsequent excavations continued until March 2007. Features excavated included a circular ditched enclosure with similarities to henge or hengiform monuments but without a clear entrance; a ring ditch roundhouse; a possible post-built structure; and a number of other pits and ditched features of likely prehistoric date. The site was generally artefact poor, but an assemblage of Late Bronze Age pottery was

recovered from the upper fills of the hengiform ditch and Beaker pottery came from two pits. A variety of lithics included flint and some fine retouched tools of mudstone. Metalworking remains were recovered from two pits.

Archive to be deposited with RCAHMS. Reports deposited with RCAHMS and Highland SMR

Funder: Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association and Robertson Homes.

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