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Ardnave, Sgeir Na Nighinn (12955)

Current Priority
2
East
129642
North
674445
Site Type
Structure, Midden, Artefact Scatter
Period
UNKNOWN

Widespread anthropogenic deposit, approx 30cm thick. Contains peat ash, charcoal, marine shell, fire-cracked-stone.

Associated with a drystone wall, only a short stretch of which was visible.

This anthropogenic layer and walling are below and separated by a blown sand layer from the ubiquitous buried turf horizon visible in every exposure across the Ardnave peninsular.

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
Action

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Other records:

NMRS
Unknown
SMR
Unknown

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24th June, 2015 by training2
Survey Information
User:
training2
Date:
June 24, 2015
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
>50m
Coastally eroding?:
active wind erosion (in dunes only)
Other threats?:
stock erosion
Description:

Widespread anthropogenic deposit, approx 30cm thick. Contains peat ash, charcoal, marine shell, fire-cracked-stone.

Associated with a drystone wall, only a short stretch of which was visible.

This anthropogenic layer and walling are below and separated by a blown sand layer from the ubiquitous buried turf horizon visible in every exposure across the Ardnave peninsular.

It is almost certainly associated with nearby artefact scatters 12949 and 12958.

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
limited visibility (partial remains)
How accessibile is the site?:
accessible on foot (no footpath)
Comments and recommendations
Recommendations:

Presence of structural remains and in-situ archaeological deposits makes this site a candidate for further investigation to characterise and date the remains. It is almost certainly associated with nearby artefact scatters 12949 and 12958. Priority 2.