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Excavation and economic analysis of Mesolithic shell middens on the Island of Oronsay (Inner Hebrides)

Paul Mellars

Excavation and economic analysis of Mesolithic shell middens on the Island of Oronsay (Inner Hebrides)

by Paul Mellars

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Published by Duckworth in London .
Written in English


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Offprint from : The early postglacial settlement of Northern Europe ; ed. by Paul Mellars.

StatementPaul Mellars.
The Physical Object
Paginationp.371-396
Number of Pages396
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Open LibraryOL13950195M

In Portugal, the oldest dog remains are from the Mesolithic period (c. 8,, cal BP), which were found in shell-middens in the Tagus and Sado palaeovalleys, namely in   1. Introduction. The formation of archaeological shell middens by hunter-gatherers societies in Atlantic Europe is a relatively well-known phenomenon and a subject of research since the 19th century (Du Châtellier, , Ribeiro, , Madsen et al., ).Although similar methods and theoretical frameworks have been used to study shell middens along Atlantic

  P.A. MellarsExcavation and economic analysis of Mesolithic shell middens on the Island of Oronsay (Inner Hebrides) P.A. Mellars (Ed.), The Early Postglacial Settlement of Northern Europe, Duckworth, London (), pp.   The use of stable isotopes in studies of subsistence and seasonality in the British Mesolithic. In R. Young (ed.), Mesolithic Lifeways: Current Research from Britain and Ireland: Leicester: University of Leicester Press. Google Scholar

The first of these focuses on the late Mesolithic shell midden of Cnoc Coig, one of five middens on the island of Oronsay (W. Scotland) (see Fig. 1). Excavations by Mellars throughout the s revealed a complex stratigraphy of repeated occupations centred around a large hearth and hut-like structure surrounded by accumulations of shell midden (). A new analysis of the Early Bronze Age Beaker pottery of Scotland. Fish otoliths as indicators of seasonality in prehistoric shell middens: the evidence from Oronsay (Inner Hebrides). Radiocarbon dates for two Mesolithic shell heaps and a Neolithic axe factory in ://


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Excavation and economic analysis of Mesolithic shell middens on the Island of Oronsay (Inner Hebrides) by Paul Mellars Download PDF EPUB FB2

BETWEEN and three Mesolithic “shell midden” sites were excavated on the Island of Oronsay in the Inner Hebrides1–5. These   ‘Excavation and economic analysis of Mesolithic shell middens on the Island of Oronsay (Inner Hebrides)’.

In Mellars, P. (ed.), The Early Postglacial Settlement of Northern Europe: an Ecological Perspective, – Duckworth, :// Mellars, P.,Excavation and economic analysis of Mesolithic shell middens on the island of Oronsay (Inner Hebrides), in P.

Mellars, ed., The Early Postglacial Settlement of Northern Europe, pp. – London, Duckworth. Google Scholar   Edward S. Morse: Shell mounds of Omori. Tokio James Patrick Mallory, Peter C. Woodman: Oughtymore: an Early Christian shell midden. Ulster Journal of ArchaeolPaul Anthony Mellars: Excavation and Economic Analysis of Mesolithic Shell Middens on the Island of Oronsay (Inner Hebrides).Forschungs- und Begriffsgeschichte  Natürlich entstandene Muschelanhäufungen Underwater Shell Middens: Excavation and Remote Sensing of a Submerged Mesolithic site at Hjarnø, Denmark Article (PDF Available) in The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology January Mellars, P.

'Excavation and economic analysis of Mesolithic shell middens on the island of Oronsay (Inner Hebrides)' in P. Mellars (ed) The Early Postglacial Settlement of Northern Europe, London: Duckworth.

The chronology and economy of the Irish Mesolithic: some working hypotheses Peter C. Woodman Excavation and economic analysis of Mesolithic shell middens on the island of Oronsay (Inner Hebrides) Paul Mellars Author index General index Abbott, David R., and Lindauer, Owen b Excavation and Economic Analysis of Mesolithic Shell Middens on the Island of Oronsay (Inner Hebrides).

In The Early Postglacial Settlement of Northern Europe, edited by Mellars, P. A., pp. – Duckworth, :// Excavation and economic analysis of Mesolithic shell-middens on the island of Oronsay (Hebrides) Author ?personId= Another concerted campaign began inwith Mellars’s project to reinvestigate the Oronsay Mesolithic shell-middens, and continued until (Mellars ).

At the same time, excavations at a mainly Bronze Age site at Kilellan on the island of Islay were incidentally uncovering an underlying flint assemblage, which first indicated the Excavations on Oronsay: prehistoric human ecology on a small island, Edinburgh, Mellars and Payne, P A and S () 'The excavation of two mesolithic shell middens on the Island of Oronsay (Inner Hebrides)', Nature {London}, Scott, J G ( b) South-west Scotland, London, Ecological investigations of marine molluscs: an examination of changes in body weight and shape as aids to the interpretation of the mesolithic shell middens of the island of Oronsay Océanis – The Mesolithic Crustacean Assemblage from Ulva Cave ().

Excavation and Economic Analysis of Mesolithic Shell Middens on the Island of Oronsay (Inner Hebrides). Excavations on Oronsay: Prehistoric Human Ecology on a Small :// Excavation and economic analysis of Mesolithic shell middens on the island of Oronsay (inner Hebrides), in Mellars (ed.): – Mellars, P.

(ed.) Mellars, P. Excavation and economic analysis of Mesolithic shell middens on the Island of Oronsay (inner Hebrides). In Mellars, P. (ed.),The Early Postglacial Settlement of Northern Europe, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, pp. – Google Scholar Edward S.

Morse: Shell mounds of Omori. Tokio James Patrick Mallory, Peter C. Woodman: Oughtymore: an Early Christian shell midden. Ulster Journal of ArchaeolPaul Anthony Mellars: Excavation and Economic Analysis of Mesolithic Shell Middens on the Island of Oronsay (Inner Hebrides).

Excavation and economic analysis of Mesolithic shell-middens on the island of Oronsay (Inner Hebrides)", In: (). Excavation of two Mesolithic shell-middens on the island of Oronsay (Inner Hebrides)", Nature,   This timeline of prehistoric Scotland is a chronologically ordered list of important archaeological sites in Scotland and of major events affecting Scotland's human inhabitants and culture during the prehistoric period of prehistory prior to occupation by the genus Homo is part of the geology of Scotland.

Prehistory in Scotland ends with the arrival of the The Mesolithic is the period of the last hunter-gatherers of Europe. By convention it begins with the onset of the Holocene, aro BP, when full postglacial climatic conditions began (Fig   A total of Mesolithic shell middens are listed ().Issues relating to occupation residence are only mentioned in 19% of these cases ().While this proportion appears to be very low, it can be partly explained by the fact that some of the sites are only known from prospection and the long-established investigation of certain ://.

Mellars, P. A. Excavation a n d economic analysis of Mesolithic shell m i d d e n s on the island of MOBILITY IN NORTHWEST EUROPE Oronsay. In The early Postglacial settlement of Northern Europe, edited by P.

A. Mellars, pp. 3 7 1 - 3 9 ://  Five late Mesolithic shell middens are known on the island of Oronsay, Inner Hebrides, western Scotland: Caisteal nan Gillean I, Caisteal nan Gillean II, Cnoc Coig, Cnoc Sligeach, and Priory Midden ().Based on the evidence acquired from his s excavations, Mellars () estimated that the middens accumulated over an year period between c.

– cal ://  E. Morse: Shell mounds of Omori. Tokio ; J. P. Mallory, Peter C. Woodman: Oughtymore: an Early Christian shell midden. Ulster Journal Archaeol; P.

A. Mellars: Excavation and Economic Analysis of Mesolithic Shell Middens on the Island of Oronsay (Inner Hebrides). In The Early Postglacial Settlement of Northern ://