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Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]
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Machair Bharabhais (A Landscape Through Time) [Mary Macleod]

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Dr Mary Macleod - Small scale excavations were carried out on Machair Bharabhais between 1979 and 2001, by Trevor Cowie, and Mary MacLeod. These are finally being brought together for analysis and …

Dr Mary Macleod - Small scale excavations were carried out on Machair Bharabhais between 1979 and 2001, by Trevor Cowie, and Mary MacLeod. These are finally being brought together for analysis and publication.

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  • 1. Machair Bharabhais A landscape through time
  • 2. • Coastal erosion survey 1978 • LBA-IA site (Cowie 1979, Cowie unpublished) • Viking-Norse site (Cowie 1979, Cowie unpublished) • IA site 01 (Pontings 1979, 1984) • Beaker site 13 1986-7 (Cowie 1978, Cowie et al 1986, Cowie 1987 and Cowie unpublished); • Rudh a’ Bhiogair 30 1993 & 1996 (Stuart 1997) • Coastal erosion survey 1996 (Burgess & Church 1997) • AOC landscape survey 1999 (Cook 1999) • Iron Age site 2000-2001
  • 3. Beaker period site
  • 4. • Two phase structure
  • 5. Inserted burials
  • 6. Ceramic dating
  • 7. Late Bronze Age site Very damaged and ephemeral - Two phases of building, separated by erosion phase Material culture remained the same Plain ware ceramics
  • 8. Iron Age site on Loch Bharabhais Periodically revealed by fluctuating loch levels Iron Age ceramics Hearth
  • 9. • Sample trenches – Ponting et al • Survey by Cook
  • 10. Iron Age mortuary? site Located on coastal erosion survey 1996 Oval building, loose human teeth Stone settings and a cairn
  • 11. •Stone settings •Cairn-covered prone inhumation
  • 12. • Accompanied by unique iron bracelet
  • 13. Oval building with multiple phases of use Unusual ceramics Domestic & non-domestic?
  • 14. • Earlier building on different alignment underneath
  • 15. • Norse-Mediaeval site
  • 16. Period specific finds
  • 17. Cnoc Mor Late Mediaeval site • Kiln • 15-16th C?
  • 18. • Move from lower ground to higher • Two prehistoric foci around the fresh water sources, on machair • Mediaeval occupation in between, and further from streams, lochs

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