A possible Neolithic settlement at Kinbeachie, Black Isle, Highland
Settlement Sites, Pits, Flint, Postholes, Agricultural Settlement, Timber Building Pottery Worked Stone, Settlement, Pottery
Kinbeachie, Black Isle, Highland, Scotland, UK
Neolithic, Late Neolithic, 2920 Cal Bc
Account of the discovery and excavation of a site comprising a scatter of pits or post-holes, including a rectangular arrangement of post-holes interpreted as a timber building. Pottery, worked stone and carbonized crop plants were recovered and the site is interpreted as a relatively short-lived agricultural settlement. Radiocarbon dating suggests an occupation date of between 3,500 and 2,920 cal BC. The report discusses the wider issues of the dating of Scottish Late Neolithic Impressed Ware and its relationship to other styles of pottery, the use of flint in Neolithic Scotland and the nature of settlement in the Neolithic.