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Traigh Bhan (9375)

Current Priority
2
East
70816
North
871751
Site Type
Midden
Period
Unknown

A thick band of shell midden material was recorded eroding out of a small semi-circular erosion area. It was c.0.7m thick with sand visible beneath it and turf above. There was some stone evident also eroding out. New erosion at the site was visible. It continues along the coast where there is shell and a more substantial structure visible eroding out of the section at NF 70814 71733. An articulated animal skeleton was eroding out of the section at this point and several bones were collected, as well as some pottery.

ShoreUPDATE 3/12/2015 As described. Shell midden and stone structure visible in section towards the top of the mound. The face is intermittently vegetated, with some exposures revealing anthropogenic deposits, stonework, and windblown sand.

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
Eroding
Action
Visit - check condition; characterise site and obtain dating evidence ;
Survey site - using several techniques to characterise site

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Record 403 on map 8 in CZAS, North Uist (west), 2005

Other records:

NMRS
Unknown
SMR
Unknown

ShoreUpdates

1 ShoreUpdate accepted and 0 pending.

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3rd December, 2015 by DavidNewman
Survey Information
User:
DavidNewman
Date:
Dec. 3, 2015
Tidal state:
mid
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
coast edge
Coastally eroding?:
active sea erosion
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Description:

A thick band of shell midden material was recorded eroding out of a small semi-circular erosion area. It was c.0.7m thick with sand visible beneath it and turf above. There was some stone evident also eroding out. New erosion at the site was visible. It continues along the coast where there is shell and a more substantial structure visible eroding out of the section at NF 70814 71733. An articulated animal skeleton was eroding out of the section at this point and several bones were collected, as well as some pottery.

ShoreUPDATE 3/12/2015 As described. Shell midden and stone structure visible in section towards the top of the mound. The face is intermittently vegetated, with some exposures revealing anthropogenic deposits, stonework, and windblown sand.

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

Maintain priority 2. Monitor

Photos

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View from SW by DavidNewman
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Detail view from SW by DavidNewman