The excavation and environmental investigation of a sub-peat stone bank near Loch Portain, North Uist, Outer Hebrides

Coralie Mills (Author)

Anne Crone (Author)

Kevin Edwards (Author)

Graeme Whittington (Author)


Keyword(s):
Burning, Stone Bank, Arable Farming Microscopic Charcoal, Radiocarbon Dating Radiocarbon, Excavation Microfossil Analysis, Pollen Analysis
Period(s):
First Millennium Bc, Second Millennium Bc

Abstract


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.

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Published
30-11-1995
How to Cite
Mills, C., Crone, A., Edwards, K., & Whittington, G. (1995). The excavation and environmental investigation of a sub-peat stone bank near Loch Portain, North Uist, Outer Hebrides. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 124, 155-171. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9494
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