An Corran Rock Shelter, Staffin, Skye


NGR: NG 4910 6852

NMR: NG46NE 19

Canmore: 11349

Excavation: R. Miket and A. Saville, 1993-94.

Curation: ?

Burials: MNI: 5+ (2 adults, 3 juveniles).

Finds: Mesolithic stone tools, prehistoric bone and antler tools, copper alloy pin animal bones.

Date: Neolithic (1)

14C: 3885 bp (AA-27743), 4360 bp (OxA-13550), 4405 bp (AA-27744), 4535 bp (OxA-13552), 4650 (OxA-13549) on human bone, 7590 bp (OxA-4994) on bone tool.

Bibliography:

Bronk Ramsey, C., Pettitt, P.B., Hedges, R.E.M., Hodgins, G.W.L. & Owen, D.C. (2000) Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry datelist 30. Archaeometry 42: 459-479.

Bronk Ramsey, C. et al. (2009) Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry datelist 33. Archaeometry 51: 323-349.

Hellewell, E. (2011) An Corran (Human) Bone Analysis. Unpublished archive report.

Saville, A. (1998) An Corran, Staffin, Skye. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1998: 126-127.

Saville, A., Hardy, K., Miket, R. & Bjarke Ballin, T. (2012) An Corran, Staffin, Skye. A rockshelter with Mesolithic and later occupation. Scottish Archaeological Internet Report 51. Available at: http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk

Saville, A. & Miket, R. (1994a) An Corran rock shelter, Skye: a major new Mesolithic site. Past 8: 9-10.

Saville, A. & Miket, R. (1994b) An Corran, Staffin, Skye (Kilmuir parish): rock shelter. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1994: 40-41.

Wildgoose, M. (1988) An Choran (Kilmuir parish), shell midden, flints. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1988: 17.

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