New PDF release: A Late Iron Age Farmstead in the Outer Hebrides: Excavations

By Niall Sharples

ISBN-10: 184217469X

ISBN-13: 9781842174692

The cost at Bornais includes a posh of mounds which protrude from the fairly flat machair undeniable within the township of Bornais at the island of South Uist. This sandy simple has proved an enticing payment from the Beaker interval onwards; it sounds as if to were intensively occupied from the overdue Bronze Age to the top of the Norse interval. Mound 1 was once the unique position for cost during this a part of the machair simple; pre-Viking task of a few complexity is current and it really is most probably that the cost task begun within the center Iron Age, if now not previous. The exam of the mound 1 deposits offers a major contribution to our figuring out of the Iron Age series within the Atlantic province. The critical contribution contains the big amounts of mammal, fish and poultry bones, carbonised plant continues to be and pottery, that are adequately dated to a reasonably distinct and slim interval within the 1st millennium advert. those are augmented via a considerable choice of small reveals which integrated specified bone artefacts. The contextual value of the positioning relies at the survival of ground deposits and a burnt-down roof; the ground deposits could be in comparison with abandonment and adjoining midden deposits offering contrasting contextual environments that support to elucidate depositional procedures. The burning down of the home and the wonderful protection of the deposits inside of it supply an exceptional chance to envision the trees superstructure of the construction and the structure of the cloth utilized by the inhabitants.

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