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Little House in the Mountains? A small Mesolithic structure from the Cairngorm Mountains, Scotland

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This paper describes a small Mesolithic structure from the Cairngorm Mountains, Scotland. Excavations at Caochanan Ruadha identified a small oval structure (c. 3 m × 2.2 m) with a central fire setting, in an upland valley (c.540 m asl). The site was occupied at c. 8200 cal BP and demonstrates hunter-gatherer use of the uplands during a period of significant climatic deterioration. The interpretation of the structure is primarily based on the distribution of the lithic assemblage, as the heavi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.11.021

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Driscoll, K More by this author
Mitchell, W More by this author
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UCD College of Social Science and Law More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports Journal website
Volume:
18
Pages:
936-945
Publication date:
2018-01-12
Acceptance date:
2017-11-14
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ISSN:
2352-409X
Pubs id:
pubs:820733
URN:
uri:7b1a5357-b6f1-46a7-bffa-0c09218afdc6
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uuid:7b1a5357-b6f1-46a7-bffa-0c09218afdc6
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pubs:820733

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