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Skye, Loch A' Sguirr

Midden (Period Unassigned), Rock Shelter (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Skye, Loch A' Sguirr

Classification Midden (Period Unassigned), Rock Shelter (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 158002

Site Number NG65SW 6

NGR NG 6084 5286

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

C14 Radiocarbon Dating


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Portree
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG65SW 6 6084 5286

The following site was recorded between January and September 1999 as part of the Scotland's First Settlers Project. A full report has been lodged with the NMRS.

NG 6084 5286 Loch a Sgurr 2 Rock shelter. + This substantial rock shelter, cut into a vertical rock face, lies above sea cliffs. Nine test trenches were opened, with trench 1 being the only one to produce significant anthropogenic material consisting of midden material and artefacts, including one bevel-ended and pointed bone tool and 79 lithics.

Note: + = containing visible midden

Sponsors: British Academy, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Society of Antiquaries of London, Percy Hedley Trust, Russell Trust, Prehistoric Society, Applecross Trust.

B Finlayson, K Hardy and C Wickham-Jones 1999


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