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ARO18: Pits with Precious Goods: ritual deposition in the early Neolithic, Snabe Quarry, Drumclog, South Lanarkshire, 2008-2012

ARO18: Pits with Precious Goods: ritual deposition in the early Neolithic, Snabe Quarry, Drumclog, South Lanarkshire, 2008-2012

by Maureen C. Kilpatrick
with contributions by Torben Ballin, Beverley Ballin Smith, George MacLeod and Susan Ramsay.
Illustrations by Gillian McSwan and Fiona Jackson

Archaeological excavations in advance of quarrying revealed several clusters of late Mesolithic and early Neolithic pits containing deliberately broken carinated pottery vessels, and fragments of a polished stone axe from Cumbria and pitchstone flakes from Arran, interpreted altogether as the aftermath of feasting events in the early fourth millennium BC.

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