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ARO14: Pits, pots and pitchstone:excavation of a multi-phase site at Main Street, Monkton

ARO14: Pits, pots and pitchstone:excavation of a multi-phase site at Main Street, Monkton

by Christine Rennie
with contributions from Beverley Ballin Smith, Torben Bjarke Ballin, Susan Ramsey and Bob Will.
Illustrations by Fiona Jackson and Gillian McSwan

Excavations at Monkton in Ayrshire revealed Mesolithic features dated to the first quarter of the seventh millennium BC. A range of artefacts and radiocarbon dates indicate subsequent intermittent phases of Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age occupation. This latter phase was represented by a ring-groove roundhouse that was later truncated by medieval and post-medieval cultivation furrows.

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