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ABCD: 1178

Saevar Howe 77 Birsay, Orkney

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Location: Saevar Howe 77, Birsay, Orkney, 1983, Orkney, Scotland HY2460270
Period: Viking overlying Pictish
Category: settlement site
Notes: -
Topography: sandy hillock on edge of dunes/coastal
Condition: dry
Report type: macrofossil reports

Dickson C A. 1983. The macroscopic plant remains. 114 and fiche. In: Hedges J W. 1983. Trial excavations on Pictish and Viking settlements at Seavar Howe, Birsay, Orkney. Glasgow Archaeol. J. 10. 73-124. Scotland, Orkney

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

Sample: 1178a
Period Context Type Sediment Period Earliest date Latest date
PR.SE.AS Phase IIb/ house floors nr norse 9th c 800 900

Context integrity: 2
Context preservation: bu
Dating method: C14
Dating validity: 3
Environmental interpretion: -
Archaeological interpretion: overlain be wind-blown sand after abandonment

Taxa name Part Preservation Problem code Quantity Abundance
Alnus sp. cwd c p 1
Alnus sp. flo c p 1
Avena sp. pro c p 1
Betula sp. cwd c p 1
Bromus sp. pro c p 1
Calluna vulgaris cwd c p 1
Carex sp. pro c p 1
cf. Hordeum vulgare pro c !1 p 1
cf. Sorbus aucuparia pro c p 1
Empetrum nigrum pro c p 1
Gramineae pro c p 1
Hordeum vulgare pro c !1 p 1
Juncus squarrosus pro c p 1
Juniperus sp. cwd c p 1
Linum usitatissimum cps c p 1
Linum usitatissimum pro c p 1
Papaver sp. pro c p 1
Picea sp. cwd c p 1
Polygonum aviculare agg. pro c p 1
Potentilla sp. pro c p 1
Rumex sp. pro c p 1
Salix sp. pro c p 1
Selaginella selaginoides mgs c p 1
Spergula arvensis pro c p 1
Stellaria media pro c p 1

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