Traces of Beaker period cultivation at Rosinish, Benbecula
Carbonized Barley, Midden, Wheat
NF 873537. Midden deposits of Beaker date on a sand-dune site were found to cover an old land surface containing traces of ploughing and spade cultivation. Asymmetric V-shaped marks were probably made by a crook-ard, and showed evidence of cross-ploughing. Carbonized barley and wheat were recovered from the midden. Limpet samples gave 14C dates early in 2nd millennium bc. AR. See also 80/6762.