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Lithic Scatter (Prehistoric)

Site Name Ashaig

Classification Lithic Scatter (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Ashaig 4

Canmore ID 192575

Site Number NG62SE 37

NGR NG 6880 2390

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NG62SE 37 6880 2390

The following sites were recorded between October 1999 and May 2000 as part of the Scotland's First Settlers Project (DES 1999, 49-50):

NG 6880 2390 Ashaig 4 Lithic scatter.

A full report has been lodged with the NMRS.

Sponsors: Historic Scotland, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Society of Antiquaries of London, Prehistoric Society, Russell Trust, Applecross Estates Trust, Munro Fund, University of Edinburgh, Ross and Cromarty Enterprise, Leader 11, CFA, private donations.

K Hardy and C Wickham-Jones 2000


External Reference (2011)

Description from SAIR 31:

2.2.13 SFS 93: Ashaig 4, NGR NG 6880 2390

Type of Site: Open-air lithic scatter site

SFS Record: 2000

Survey Area: South Skye

Size: Unknown

Aspect: South-east at foot of low limestone cliff

Height OD: 22m

Ground Cover: Grass

Distance to Sea: 500m to north-west sheltered sandy bay

Distance to Fresh Water: 25m to east

Threats: Grazing, erosion

Description: Surface lithic scatter

Archaeology: Surface collection


Lithics: There were three lithic finds from Ashaig 4, two regular flakes of quartz and chalcedonic silica and a piece of chalcedonic silica debitage.


The lithics suggest unspecified prehistoric activity.

Karen Hardy & Caroline Wickham-Jones (eds). Mesolithic and later sites around the Inner Sound, Scotland: the work of the Scotland’s First Settlers project 1998–2004 (SAIR 31).

Information compiled by the ARCH Community Timeline course, 2011


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