Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave), Strath, Highland


NGR: NG 5943 1971

NMR: NG51NE 83

Canmore: 273776

Excavation: UCLSS, 1972; GSG, 2002-2010.

Curation: National Museum of Scotland.

Burials: MNI: 4+

Finds: Socketed iron axe, worked antler and bone, ?Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age pottery, animal bones.

Date: Iron Age (1)

14C: 1965 bp, 1890 bp (SUERC-14945, 14946) on human bone.

Bibliography:

Birch, S. (2002) Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave): deposits of bone breccia and anthropological indicators from a limestone cave on the Island of Skye. GSG Bulletin 1 (3): 12-27.

Birch, S. and Wildgoose, M. (2010) Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave), Highland (Strath parish), excavation and landscape survey. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 11: 103-4.

Birch, S., Wildgoose, M. & Kozikowski, G. (2009) Uamh an Ard Achadh (High Pasture Cave), Strath, Isle of Skye, 2008. West Coast Archaeological Services, Isle of Skye.

Jeffreys, A. (2004) Uamh an Ard Achadh. Descent 179: 17.

Ryder, P.F. (1995) The Limestone Caves of Scotland, Part 5: Caves of Skye. GSG Occasional Publication No. 7. Edinburgh.

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