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ABCD: 1070

Knap of Howar 73-5 Papa Westray, Orkney

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Site details:
Location: Knap of Howar 73-5, Papa Westray, Orkney, 1987, Orkney, Scotland HY4830518
Period: neolthic
Category: farmstead
Notes: site had been covered in blown sand
Topography: island, coastal
Condition: dry
Report type: cereal grain

Dickson C A. 1984. In: Ritchie A. Excavations of a Neolithic farmstead at Knap of Howar, Papa Westray, Orkney. Proc. Soc. Antiq. Scotland. 113 (for 1983). 40-121. Scotland, Orkney

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CAD - Dickson, Camilla: Glasgow Univ (nee Lambert)

Sample: 1070a
Period Context Type Sediment Period Earliest date Latest date
PH.NE COM middens & floors nr Neolithic -3500 -3100

Context integrity: 2
Context preservation: bu
Dating method: C14
Dating validity: 3
Environmental interpretion: -
Archaeological interpretion: Unstan Ware

Taxa name Part Preservation Problem code Quantity Abundance
Alnus sp. cwd c 1 1
Betula sp. cwd c 4 1
Cerealia pro c 23 3
cf. Hordeum vulgare pro c 8 2
cf. Picea sp. cwd c 1 1
Coniferae cwd c 1 1
Corylus avellana pro c 1 1
Hordeum vulgare pro c ! 1 1

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