Loch Farlary, Sutherland, Scotland

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This page contains the results of your search. It is divided into two sections. The first contains information about any tephra layers present at the site and the second part contains details about the source references and the date and time of the search.

Your search has found 4 Tephra layers at Loch Farlary

Site Type Area Latitude LongitudeGrid reference Altitude (m)
Terrestrial Scotland, Sutherland 58.0162°N 4.0763°W NC774048 205
Profile Tephra Layer
NoNameTotal Profile Depth (m)TypeCorrelated name1Local name2Tephra Depth (m)CommentsGeochemical dataRef
1190 Y25 4.41 Overlapping, closed-chamber Russian-type cores of 6 cm internal diameter and 1 m chamber length
Glen Garry TephraY25 42-44 0.420 - 0.440*CryptotephraView Data2747
Y25 81-82 0.810 - 0.820Geochemically similar to Hekla 4 Tephra? (*Cryptotephra)View Data2747
Hekla 4 TephraY25 90-92 0.900 - 0.920*CryptotephraView Data2747
Hoy TephraY25 1.69-1.7 1.690 - 1.700*CryptotephraView Data2747


*Note that the Tephra layer depth of a cryptotephra does not indicate the thickness of the layer, as in a visible tephra tephra layer. The thickness indicates the spread of the tephra shards in the sediment or sometimes the top and bottom depths are the same (i.e. no apparent thickness).

1Correlated tephra name means that the tephra deposit has been correlated with a tephra horizon found at multiple sites (e.g. Hekla 4). Of course, these correlations could be reinterpreted and care needs to be taken.

2Local tephra name is the name given by the researchers for the tephra found at the site, this is often a mixture of a site code/name and the depth of the tephra. Not all tephra layers in Tephrabase have a local name, but more or being added. This is independent of any correlations to other tephra deposits.


The data on this page is from the following source(s). If you use this data please acknowledge the source of the data. The number preceding each reference matches the Ref number on the data table above.

2747: Tipping, R, Ashmore, P, Davies, A, Haggart, A, Moir, A, Newton., AJ, Sands, R, Skinner, T and Tisdall, E  2008  Prehistoric Pinus woodland dynamics in an upland landscape in northern Scotland: the roles of climate change and human impacts. Vegetation History Archaeobotony  17, 251-267.

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This Tephrabase search was made on 2/3/2024 at 22:28:00 local time, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.