The results suggest either that hazel was more available than has previously been suggested, or that a scarce resource was deliberately utilised as part of the wicker construction. An alternative possibility is that the hazel did not originate on the island at all, but was imported either as unworked lengths, or as a completed artefact. Further palaeobotanical study on the island may help to understand this issue more fully.
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Duffy, Paul, Jennifer Miller, Susan Ramsay, Jennifer Miller, and Susan Ramsey. 2006. “Discussion”. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 19 (January), 12-14. http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/sair/article/view/941.