The physical background

Geoffrey Collins (Author)

William Ritchie (Author)

Ian D Mate (Author)


Keyword(s):
Settlement Resource Landscape
Period(s):
Medieval, Postmedieval

Abstract


This chapter considers geology, machair geomorphology in the Western Isles, the agricultural capability of the machair units (the low machair plain, the high machair plain and the dune systems), climate, the physical landscape as a settlement resource, landscape formation, the chronology of machair formation and of peat formation.

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Published
01-01-2003
How to Cite
Collins, Geoffrey, William Ritchie, and Ian D Mate. 2003. “The Physical Background”. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 3 (January), 12-22. http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/sair/article/view/425.