By John James Atkinson, Warren Bailie, Donal Bateson, Natasha Ferguson, Carol Lang, Susan Ramsay and Clare Wilson
Fieldwork established the remains of a palaeo-channel in deep alluvium. Post-excavation analysis of its sediments, together with radiocarbon dating, provided information on environmental changes during the Neolithic period. After a long absence of recorded human activity, metal finds from a metal detecting survey highlighted the much more recent use of the area.
Key words: Palaeochannel, environmental change, soil science, metal detecting finds.Download (PDF, 4,300KB)