The early medieval origin of Perth, Scotland

Hall, D.W., Cook, G.T. , Hall, M.A., Muir, G.K.P. , Hamilton, D. and Scott, E.M. (2007) The early medieval origin of Perth, Scotland. Radiocarbon, 49(2), pp. 639-644.

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The radiocarbon results (and Bayesian modeling) of 15 samples of carbonized food residues removed from the external surface of rim sherds of cooking pots indicate that shellyware pottery first appeared in Perth, Scotland, around cal AD 9101020 (95% probability) and that it had disappeared by cal AD 10201140 (95% probability). Previously, it had been suggested that this pottery could not date to before AD 1150. These data, together with 14C analyses carried out on leather artifacts and a sample of wattle from a ditch lining, also demonstrate that there was occupation in Perth about 100 yr or more prior to the granting of royal burgh status to Perth in the 1120s.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Scott, Professor Marian and Cook, Professor Gordon and Muir, Dr Graham
Authors: Hall, D.W., Cook, G.T., Hall, M.A., Muir, G.K.P., Hamilton, D., and Scott, E.M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Statistics
Journal Name:Radiocarbon
Publisher:University of Arizona
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2007 Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona
First Published:First published in Radiocarbon 49(2):639-644
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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