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Skelbo Dunes, Loch Fleet Coastal Exposure (12674)

Current Priority
2
East
279992
North
894972
Site Type
Buried Land Surface
Period
Unknown: ?prehistoric

Possible prehistoric site in eroding dune. Anthropogenic layer including buried soil, charcoal and fire cracked stone. May be related to previously recorded find spot (Site 11786; NMRS 15347; SMR MHG11655) of leaf shaped arrow head and rough stone axes approx. 50m north of the exposure.

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
Action

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Other records:

NMRS
Unknown
SMR
Unknown

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20th September, 2013 by NOSAS
Survey Information
User:
NOSAS
Date:
Sept. 20, 2013
Tidal state:
low
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
coast edge
Coastally eroding?:
active sea erosion; active wind erosion (in dunes only)
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Description:

Possible prehistoric site in eroding dune. Anthropogenic layer including buried soil, charcoal and fire cracked stone. May be related to previously recorded find spot (Site 11786; NMRS 15347; SMR MHG11655) of leaf shaped arrow head and rough stone axes approx. 50m north of the exposure.

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
not visible
How visible are the remains? (in section):
limited visibility in section
How accessibile is the site?:
accessible- difficult terrain
The site is:
don't know
Comments and recommendations
Comments:

Highly unstable site at top of eroding sand dune.

Recommendations:

Clean and record the section. Sample for dating.

assign priority 2