Observations of Social Change in Prehistoric Orkney and Shetland Based on a Study of the Types and Context of Coarse Stone Artefacts

Clarke, Patricia Ann (1995) Observations of Social Change in Prehistoric Orkney and Shetland Based on a Study of the Types and Context of Coarse Stone Artefacts. MLitt(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This work is a synthesis of coarse stone artefacts from prehistoric sites in the Northern Isles with particular reference to those from the neolithic and bronze age periods. Information from several well-contexted and dated coarse stone assemblages is used to provide a summary of the many different types of artefact which occur with reference to their form, manufacture and use. Their contexts of deposition, both domestic and funerary, as well as the time-scales of use of these artefacts are then examined. This information is drawn together in discussion of the site activities and the nature and extent of the links between Orkney and Shetland in the second and third millennia CAL-BC. Finally, aspects of social change are explored, with reference to the coarse stone artefacts.

Item Type: Thesis (MLitt(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: Byrce Wilson
Keywords: Archaeology
Date of Award: 1995
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1995-75584
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 19:22
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 19:22
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/75584

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