Mesolithic and later activity at North Barr River, Morvern

MacGregor, G., Beckett, A., Clarke, A., Finlay, N. , Sneddon, D. and Miller, J. (2019) Mesolithic and later activity at North Barr River, Morvern. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports, 84, pp. 1-27. (doi: 10.9750/issn.2056-7421.2019.84)

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Abstract

At North Barr River, Morvern, inspection of forestry planting mounds on a raised beach terrace identified a chipped stone assemblage associated with upcast deposits containing charcoal. An archaeological evaluation of the site, funded by Forestry Commission Scotland, sought to better understand the extent and character of this Mesolithic and later prehistoric lithic scatter. The lithic assemblage is predominantly debitage with some microliths and scrapers. The range of raw materials including flint, Rùm bloodstone and baked mudstone highlights wider regional networks. Other elements, including a barbed and tanged arrowhead, belong to later depositional episodes. Two mid-second millennium bc radiocarbon dates were obtained from soil associated with some lithics recovered from a mixed soil beneath colluvial deposits. The chronology of a putative stone bank or revetment is uncertain but the arrangement of stone may also date to the second millennium bc.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Miller, Dr Jennifer and Finlay, Dr Nyree and Sneddon, Mr David and MacGregor, Dr Gavin
Authors: MacGregor, G., Beckett, A., Clarke, A., Finlay, N., Sneddon, D., and Miller, J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities
College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports
Publisher:Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
ISSN:2056-7421
ISSN (Online):2056-7421
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the Authors
First Published:First published in Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 84: 1-27
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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