The quartz vein

Torben Ballin (Author)


Keyword(s):
Ritual
Period(s):
Early Iron Age, Late Bronze Age

Abstract


The quartz vein consists entirely of a homogeneous white milky quartz and would, in prehistory, have presented a valuable source of lithic raw material. Though assumed to have been exposed to the weather for millennia the quartz is well preserved. As the worked part of the vein has a length of approximately 4-5 m, it is reasonable to assume that up to three cubic metres of quartz may have been quarried.

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Published
01-01-2004
How to Cite
Ballin, Torben. 2004. “The Quartz Vein”. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 11 (January), 6-7. http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/sair/article/view/532.