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A Late Iron Age farmstead in the Outer Hebrides : Excavations at Mound 1, Bornais, South Uist.

Author: Niall Sharples
Publisher: Havertown : Oxbow Books, 2012.
Series: Cardiff studies in archaeology.
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The settlement at Bornais consists of a complex of mounds which protrude from the relatively flat machair plain in the township of Bornais on the island of South Uist. This sandy plain has proved an attractive settlement from the Beaker period onwards; it appears to have been intensively occupied from the Late Bronze Age to the end of the Norse period. Mound 1 was the original location for settlement in this part of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sharples, Niall.
A Late Iron Age farmstead in the Outer Hebrides : Excavations at Mound 1, Bornais, South Uist.
Havertown : Oxbow Books, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Niall Sharples
ISBN: 9781842179291 1842179292
OCLC Number: 829461119
Description: 1 online resource (441 pages).
Contents: Illustrations; Tables; List of Contributors; English-Gaelic glossary of place-names; 1 Bornais and the Iron Age; 2 The Late Iron Age settlement; 3 Norse reoccupation; 4 Comparative analysis of the site assemblage; 5 Chronology; 6 Resource exploitation; 7 Site activities; 8 Discussion; Appendix 1: The context list --
N Sharples; Appendix 2: Artefact catalogue --
A Clarke, P Macdonald and A Smith; Appendix 3: Flint catalogue --
A Pannett; Appendix 4: Catalogue of illustrated pottery --
A Lane; Appendix 5: Revisions to the mound 3 chronology --
P Marshall; References; Index.
Series Title: Cardiff studies in archaeology.

Abstract:

The settlement at Bornais consists of a complex of mounds which protrude from the relatively flat machair plain in the township of Bornais on the island of South Uist. This sandy plain has proved an attractive settlement from the Beaker period onwards; it appears to have been intensively occupied from the Late Bronze Age to the end of the Norse period. Mound 1 was the original location for settlement in this part of the machair plain; pre-Viking activity of some complexity is present and it is likely that the settlement activity started in the Middle Iron Age, if not earlier. The examination o.

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