Microlithic and Bronze Age camps, 75-62 ft OD, N Carn, Isle of Jura

John Mercer (Author)


Keyword(s):
Cores Flakes Steeplytrimmed Microliths Microburins Scrapers Blades, Charcoal, Hearth, Flint
Period(s):
Mesolithic, Bronze Age

Abstract


NR 685939. Mesolithic occupation on a natural platform at the head of N Carn bay included a small L-shaped setting and boulder interpreted as a possible hearth and seat. Charcoal from the setting yielded a radiocarbon date in 6th millennium bc, and associated flint and quartz artefacts included cores, flakes, steeply-trimmed microliths, microburins, scrapers, blades and gravers. Later activity on the site was represented by a fragment of a scale-flaked tool and a 14C-date in earlier 2nd millennium, and also by three barbed-and-tanged points. Pollen evidence is discussed. A R

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Published
30-11-1972
How to Cite
Mercer, J. (1972). Microlithic and Bronze Age camps, 75-62 ft OD, N Carn, Isle of Jura. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 104, 1-22. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8808
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