Gazetteer of Arran pitchstone sources: Presentation of exposed pitchstone dykes and sills across the Isle of Arran, and discussion of the archaeological relevance of these outcrops

Ballin, T.B. and Faithfull, J. (2009) Gazetteer of Arran pitchstone sources: Presentation of exposed pitchstone dykes and sills across the Isle of Arran, and discussion of the archaeological relevance of these outcrops. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports(38),

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Abstract

The main element of the present paper is a gazetteer of exposed pitchstone sources across the Isle of Arran. In the paper's final chapter, the archaeological relevance of these outcrops is discussed. The gazetteer includes approximately 100 pitchstone sources, and the authors hope that it will become a useful tool to prehistorians working on and outwith Arran, thus adding to our understanding of how pitchstone was perceived, exchanged and used in northern Britain. In general terms, the gazetteer should provide a more rigorous basis for archaeological and geological assessment of pitchstone artefacts and sources.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:ISBN: 9780903903608
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Faithfull, Dr John
Authors: Ballin, T.B., and Faithfull, J.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:University Services > Library and Collection Services > Museum and Art Gallery
Journal Name:Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports
Journal Abbr.:SAIR
ISSN:1473-3803

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