Archaeological and palynological studies at the Mesolithic pitchstone and flint site of Auchareoch, Isle of Arran

T Affleck (Author)

Kevin Edwards (Author)

Ann Clarke (Author)


Keyword(s):
Charcoal, Pollen, Mudstone, Pit, Pitchstone, Flint
Period(s):
Mesolithic

Abstract


An inland kame terrace site extends over some 300-400 m2, with features including fire-spots and a pit and yielding more than 4400 finds of flint (90%), pitchstone (9.4%), quartz, agate, and possible mudstone. The environmental data demonstrate the limitations imposed by soil pollen and charcoal studies but suggest possible hunter-gathering and agricultural activities preceding soil deterioration and peat growth. Au(adp AR)

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Published
30-11-1989
How to Cite
Affleck, T., Edwards, K., & Clarke, A. (1989). Archaeological and palynological studies at the Mesolithic pitchstone and flint site of Auchareoch, Isle of Arran. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 118, 37-59. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9321
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