Prehistoric finds and environmental evidence

Melanie Johnson (Author)

Torben Ballin (Author)

Adam Jackson (Author)

Mhairi Hastie (Author)

Michael Cressey (Author)


Keyword(s):
Bowls, Pottery, Microliths, Charcoal, Artefacts, Flint, Charred Plant Remains, Impressed Wares, Sandstone Boulder Saddle Quern, Vessels, Beakers, Cereal Grain Hazel Birch
Period(s):
Neolithic, Prehistoric, Mesolithic, Early Neolithic

Abstract


The prehistoric pottery assemblage represented a maximum of 29 vessels including Neolithic impressed wares, proto-Unstan bowls and Beakers. The lithic assemblage comprised 2788 artefacts almost all of flint. Four stray Mesolithic microliths were recovered along with a few early Neolithic pieces. Most of the artefacts were late Neolithic. A single sandstone boulder saddle quern of broad prehistoric date was recovered. Small samples of charcoal and charred plant remains included cereal grain, hazel, birch and oak charcoal.

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Published
01-01-2011
How to Cite
Johnson, Melanie, Torben Ballin, Adam Jackson, Mhairi Hastie, and Michael Cressey. 2011. “Prehistoric Finds and Environmental Evidence”. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 45 (January), 18-45. http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/sair/article/view/2954.