Glengarrisdale: confirmation of Jura's third microlithic phase

John Mercer (Author)

Susan Searight (Author)


Keyword(s):
Tools, flint, quartz, hammer-anvil stone, quartz crystal
Location(s):
Isle of Jura; Inner Hebrides; Scotland; UK
Period(s):
Mesolithic

Abstract


A second excavation on the west coast of north Jura confirmed a Jura Phase 3 (final Mesolithic) occupation overlying a Phase 2 site, the latter probably late in the period. Carbon dating of a typologically similar Phase 3 site on the east coast suggested a late fourth-millennium occupation; carbon dating was not possible at Glengarrisdale. This west coast site did not unfortunately provide a single undisturbed occupation but useful confirmation was obtained of Jura's third microlithic phase, hitherto only known on the east coast. 

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Published
30-11-1987
How to Cite
Mercer, J., & Searight, S. (1987). Glengarrisdale: confirmation of Jura’s third microlithic phase. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 116, 41-55. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9256
Section
Articles