Small, A., (1964). Excavations at Underhoull, Unst, Shetland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 98. Vol 98, pp. 225-248.

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Excavations at Underhoull, Unst, Shetland
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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 98
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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
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98
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225 - 248
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A site near the Broch of Underhoull had three periods of occupation, the earliest indicated by a very fragmentary hut floor and associated narrow souterrain; on a similar horizon were pottery fragments comparable with some from Jarlshof (EIA phase). The second occupation, indicated by a hut floor with two hearths, had industrial purposes, including iron working and manufacture of stone vessels. Amber and cannel coal were among the prolific small finds: a clear stratigraphical break divided this horizon from the Viking occupation, when a level platform was constructed for an almost boat-shaped longhouse paralleled at Jarlshof (Norse 1). Mixed farming was carried on and pebble line-sinkers suggest fishing. Soapstone vessels did duty for pottery, as at Jarlshof. This occupation seems to have begun in 9th cent and flourished in 10th. A few of the finds from all periods are figured.
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Alan Small
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1964
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Subject - Auto Detected: Floor
Subject - Auto Detected: Stone Vessels Amber
Subject - Auto Detected: Soapstone Vessels
Subject - Auto Detected: Cannel Coal
Subject - Auto Detected: Iron Working
Subject - Auto Detected: Settlement
Subject - Auto Detected: Pottery
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05 Dec 2008