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Archaeological interventions at Ayr Academy, Ayrshire revealed a number of pits and postholes on a raised beach on a terrace of the River Ayr dating from the late Mesolithic to the late Bronze Age. One group of pits and postholes probably defines a middle Bronze Age burial ground. The environmental and material cultural evidence (pottery and lithic artefacts) hints at seasonality of use of the site rather than continuous occupation.

Item Type: Book Section
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Palimpsest site, prehistoric structure and pits, prehistoric pottery, lithic artefacts
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Scottish History and Archaeology (from 2012)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 15:54
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 09:42

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