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Sron Rubha Na Gaoithe Shell Midden 2 (13435)

Current Priority
2
East
298943
North
911685
Site Type
Shell Midden
Period
Unknown

Shell midden, visible in eroding dune face, 1m below top of c.3m high section. Max 0.5m deep, visible for length of c.11m. Mussel and limpet dominate,with frequent fish bone, including whole fish, winkle and whelk, rare crustacean. 2-3 layers of midden visible, some dominated by fish bone. Midden is contained in a mid-grey, organic sand matrix with charcoal flecks.

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
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2nd October, 2016 by EllieSCHARP
Survey Information
User:
EllieSCHARP
Date:
Oct. 2, 2016
Tidal state:
mid
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:

Shell midden, 1m below top of section c.3m high, max 0.5m deep, c.11m long. Mussel and limpet dominate, frequent fish bone, incl whole fish, winkle and whelk, rare crustacean. 2-3 layers of midden visible, some dominated by fish bone. In mid grey, organic sand matrix with charcoal flecks. Very similar to shell midden [Site 13434] approx. 200m west.

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
not visible
How visible are the remains? (in section):
clearly visible in section
How accessibile is the site?:
accessible on foot (no footpath)
The site is:
is not locally known
Comments and recommendations
Recommendations:

Priority 2. Clean and record section. Sample to ascertain age.