Link: Prehistoric Orkney grain sheds light on Neolithic farming in Scotland
Our UHI Archaeology Institute colleagues Dr Antonia Thomas and Dan Lee are the co-authors of a new paper published in the journal Antiquity.
Between 2006 and 2013, Antonia and Dan excavated an early Neolithic farmstead at the Braes of Ha’Breck on the Orkney island of Wyre.
Dating from c3300-3000BC, one of the structures contained the charred remains of one of the largest assemblages of Neolithic cereal in Scotland. This, and grain from three other Neolithic sites, have been analysed and the results published in Scotland’s first farmers: new insights into early farming practices in North-west Europe.
A download link for the paper, which is published in Antiquity’s October edition, is available here.