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The first archaeological survey of the Shiant Isles was commissioned in 2000 and the archaeologists' report is included here, as well as the account of their first excavation on the islands. It is hoped that this archaeological programme will continue over several years to the point where it is possible to reconstruct the full occupation history of the Shiants over the last five or six millennia. There will be updates as new information becomes available.

 

Shiant Islands Archeological Survey May 2000

House Island

Map of House Island Sites

Rough Island

Map of Rough Island Sites

Mary Island

Map of Mary Island Sites
Excavation Report
Small Finds

Index of Archaeological Sites

2001 Report

2002 Report

2005 Report
2006 Report
The fowling economies of the Shiant Isles, Outer Hebrides
 

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2007 Fieldwork Report
Shiants Project Design - Archaeological Topographic Survey

A report on the Coarse Stone and Flaked Baked Mudstone Assemblages 2008

Worked stone catalogue March 2008
2009 Fieldwork Report

Pottery fragments - Site HI 60 Eilean an Tighe

Flaked Lithics Report
Flaked Lithics Details (spreadsheet)
Animal Bone Assessment
Excavations On Garbh Eilean At Site RI 41B (Annat) Part 1
Excavations On Garbh Eilean At Site RI 41B (Annat) Part 2
Excavations On Garbh Eilean At Site RI 41B (Annat) Part 3
Excavations On Garbh Eilean At Site RI 41B (Annat) Part 4