Neolithic domesticity and other prehistoric anomalies: excavations at Laigh Newton, East Ayrshire

Ronan Toolis (Author)

Jo Bacon (Contributor)

Gillian McSwan (Contributor)

Ingrid Shearer (Contributor)

Torben Bjarke Ballin (Contributor)

Beverley Ballin Smith (Contributor)

Martin Carruthers (Contributor)

Charlotte Francoz (Contributor)

Heather James (Contributor)

Kirsteen McLellan (Contributor)

Susan Ramsay (Contributor)

Joe Somerville (Contributor)

Dave Swan (Contributor)

Rectangular Building, Pits, Rectilinear Structures, Pottery, Lithics, Plant Remains
Laigh Newton; Irvine Valley; East Ayrshire; NGR: 5937 3684; 5982 3693; 6029 3695
Late Iron Age, Prehistoric, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age


A series of archaeological evaluations and excavations at Laigh Newton in East Ayrshire revealed evidence for intermittent occupation of this valley terrace between the Mesolithic and the Late Iron Age. The plough-truncated archaeology included the remains of a rectangular building and associated features of the mid-late fourth millennium BC, a more ephemeral structure and related pits of the mid third millennium BC, a charcoal-burning pit of the mid-first millennium AD and two other rectilinear structures of indeterminate date.


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Toolis, Ronan, Jo Bacon, Gillian McSwan, Ingrid Shearer, Torben Bjarke Ballin, Beverley Ballin Smith, Martin Carruthers, Charlotte Francoz, Heather James, Kirsteen McLellan, Susan Ramsay, Joe Somerville, and Dave Swan. 2011. “Neolithic Domesticity and Other Prehistoric Anomalies: Excavations at Laigh Newton, East Ayrshire”. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 49 (January).