Mesolithic activity at Carn southern raised beach, Isle of Jura

Susan Searight (Author)


Keyword(s):
Pollen Analysis, Bark, Flintworkers
Period(s):
Mesolithic

Abstract


A small flint-workers' site on the east coast of North Jura - assigned to Jura's Phase 2 - provided interesting vegetational information in addition to confirming Mesolithic activity in the area. A golden bark layer (probably alder) directly overlay the occupation layer, which itself yielded a carbonised pear-like fruit-pip. Pollen analysis of the overlying peat showed clear traces of human influence on the vegetation from the beginning of the peat formation (probably Late Sub-Boreal). Au

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Published
30-11-1991
How to Cite
Searight, S. (1991). Mesolithic activity at Carn southern raised beach, Isle of Jura. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 120, 7-16. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9376
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