The excavation and environmental investigation of a sub-peat stone bank near Loch Portain, North Uist, Outer Hebrides
Burning, Stone Bank, Arable Farming Microscopic Charcoal, Radiocarbon Dating Radiocarbon, Excavation Microfossil Analysis, Pollen Analysis
First Millennium Bc, Second Millennium Bc
Reports probing, excavation, microfossil analysis, and radiocarbon dating. Radiocarbon dates indicate construction in the first half of the first millennium BC. Pollen analysis revealed contemporary poor heath-grassland with no apparent arable farming. Microscopic charcoal evidence indicates burning activity in the second millennium BC.