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Excavations at Milla Skerra, Sandwick : rhythms of life on Iron Age Unst

Author: Olivia Lelong
Publisher: Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2017.
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Reveals the everyday practices and seasonal rhythms of successive Iron Age communities over about 500 years; describes evidence for a range of agricultural, craft and manufacturing activities;  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivia Lelong
ISBN: 9781785703430 1785703439
OCLC Number: 1063656573
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 30 cm
Contents: List of figuresList of tablesAcknowledgementsSummary1. Uncovering Milla SkerraOlivia Lelong2. The life and death of Milla SkerraOlivia Lelong3. Refining interpretations of the archaeological depositsBrendan Derham, Clare Ellis and Jo McKenzie4. Fires and food at Milla SkerraRuby Ceron-Carrasco, Brendan Derham, Jennifer Miller, Susan Ramsay and Catherine Smith5. The making, using and breaking of potsOlivia Lelong and Beverley Ballin Smith6. Craftwork at Milla Skerra: metalworking and bone, stone and iron toolsBeverley Ballin Smith, Torben Bjarke Ballin, Ann Clarke, Amanda Forster, Martin Goldberg, Fraser Hunter, Richard Jones, Olivia Lelong, Dawn McLaren and Anthony Newton7. Technologies of the self: painted pebbles, ornaments and the burialMartin Goldberg and Fraser Hunter, with contributions by Paul Duffy, Katharina Dulias, Ceiridwen J. Edwards and Amanda Forster8. Rhythms of life at Milla SkerraOlivia LelongBibliographyIndex
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The report is far from a dry description of contexts and discoveries. When we read that before construction of a yard commenced, 'someone set a painted pebble on the surface', or that a well-worn Read more...

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