Abstract of PhD thesis ‘Vegetation history, human impact and climate change during prehistory: an island perspective of the Isles of Tiree, Coll and North-West Mull’ by Karen Wicks, University of Reading, 2012. Based on pollen analyses of peat core samples. A digital copy of the full thesis is held on An Iodhlann’s computer.
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.
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.
‘Rubha Port an t-Seilich, Isle of Islay – the discovery of ice age pioneers in Scotland’. Glossy report summarising the investigation of archaeological sites on Islay by Steven Mithen and Karen Wicks, University of Reading, 2013.
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.
Three whole hazelnuts and three shelled hazelnuts. Hazel trees grew on Tiree in Mesolithic times and the nuts were a rich source of food. There are several hazels growing on the Balephuil sliabh today.
Report on the archaeological evaluation of Mesolithic sites on Islay, 2011
Booklet reporting on the findings of archaelogical investigations of Storakaig and Rubha Port an t-Seilich on Islay by the East Islay Mesolithic Project, lead by Professor Steven Mithen from the University of Reading during 2009-2011.