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17th April 2005: New finds from Trench 2
Posted by steven on 17/04/2005 at 05:33 PM
The excavation of Trench 2 has continued at the High Pastures site and several new finds recovered from the dark organic-rich fill of the former entrance shaft.
Although the archaeological layers filling the former entrance into Bone Passage are so far fairly sparse in actual artefacts, we have recovered a few more finds. Most of the finds are coarse stone tools comprising pebble hammers and grinders, manufactured from Torridonian Sandstone blanks. These blanks have been imported into the High Pastures site, most likely from the beach at Camas Malag - situated some 0.75km to the south west.
The tool shown above is a pebble grinder, which has two distinct ground facets - bottom of tool in picture. We cannot be certain of the function of these tools, but they are a relatively common find on prehistoric sites of this period.
The two pebble tools shown above are a grinder (left) and a combined grinder/hammer (right). We also recovered a possible fragment of a rotary quern stone from the trench. If so, this item was never used - having no ground surface on the underside. Finally, we found our first fragment of unburnt bone from the fill of the entrance on the 15th April. The almost complete red deer antler tine was recovered from the NW sector of Trench 2.
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