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Neolithic Domesticity and other Prehistoric Anomalies: Excavations at Laigh Newton, East Ayrshire

Toolis, Ronan

with contributions by Ann Clarke, Trevor Cowie, Fraser Hunter, Andrew Heald, Katherine Eremin, Melanie Johnson, Ruth Pelling, Ian Mack and Gerry McDonnell. Illustrations by George Mudie, Alan Braby and Shelly Werner

Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 49 (2011)


Abstract: A series of archaeological evaluations and excavations at Laigh Newton in East Ayrshire revealed evidence for intermittent occupation of this valley terrace between the Mesolithic and the Late Iron Age. The plough-truncated archaeology included the remains of a rectangular building and associated features of the mid-late fourth millennium BC, a more ephemeral structure and related pits of the mid third millennium BC, a charcoal-burning pit of the mid-first millennium AD and two other rectilinear structures of indeterminate date.

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