Neolithic and later prehistoric structures, and early medieval metal-working, at Blairhall Burn, Amisfield, Dumfriesshire
Palynological Analysis, Metalworking, Industrial Debris, Ceramics, Pottery, Burnt Mounds, Stone Axehead Flake, Cannel Coal, Burnt Mound Material
Neolithic, Late Neolithic, Later Prehistoric, Early Medieval, Bronze Age
Discusses excavations which revealed evidence for multiple phases of activity including two burnt mounds, two round-houses, part of a probable ring-groove structure which may be a platform house and a metal-working area, with the main foci on the Late Neolithic, Bronze Age and early medieval periods. There are specialist contributions on: ceramics from all periods in the `Pottery report' by Trevor Cowie (70--5); `Coarse stone artefacts' by Caroline R Wickham-Jones (75--7); `Chipped stone' by Bill Finlayson (77--8); `Stone axehead flake' by Alison Sheridan (78--9); `Cannel coal 'napkin ring'' by Fraser Hunter (79--82); `Burnt and industrial debris' by Irene Cullen (82--3); and `Palynological analysis of burnt mound material' by Ciara Clarke (84--6).