Tag Archives: mesolithic

2015.57.4

Scientific paper ‘The impact of the abrupt 8.2 ka cold event on the Mesolithic population of western Scotland: a Bayesian chronoligcal analysis using ‘activity events’ as a population proxy’. Published in the Journal of Archaeologial Science, 2014, by Karen Wicks and Steven Mithen, University of Reading.

2015.57.3

Scientific paper ‘A Lateglacial archaeological site in the far north-west of Europe at Rubha Port an t-Seilish, Isle of Islay, western Scotland: Ahrensburgian-style artefacts, absolute dating and geoarchaeology’, by Steven Mithen (University of Reading) and colleagues, 2015. Includes letter to Dr Holliday from Prof. Mithen.

2014.104.1

Book `Atlantic Hazel`, 2012

Softback book about the history, ecology and conservation of native hazel woodland on the Atlantic fringes of Britain and Ireland. Hazel woodland is thought to have existed on Tiree and Coll around 9,000 years ago. The nuts were probably an important food source for seasonal foragers around the sea kingdom.

2013.15.1

Booklet `Songs amongst the Stones` 2000

Booklet about the archaeology of Tiree from middens and standing stones, to religions and lifestyle. Researched by Dr John Holliday for a summer exhibition at An Iodhlann.