Noble, G., Turner, J. R., Hamilton, D., Hastie, L., Knecht, R., Sveinbjarnarson, O., Upex, B. R., Milek, K. B. and Stirling, L., (2016). Early medieval shellfish gathering at the Sands of Forvie, Aberdeenshire: feast or famine?. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 146. Vol 146, pp. 121-152.

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Early medieval shellfish gathering at the Sands of Forvie, Aberdeenshire: feast or famine?
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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 146
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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
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146
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121 - 152
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7PSAS146121_152.pdf (15 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.9750/PSAS.146.1214
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From 2010 to 2014, extensive shell middens were excavated at the Sands of Forvie, Aberdeenshire, and the wider landscape explored through a programme of soil and geophysical survey. The middens were dated to the 1st millennium ad and appear to represent intensive gathering and cooking of shellfish, particularly mussels. To date, few middens of the scale of the Forvie examples have been identified in Scotland, but the middens share some parallels with similar examples found in a broader North Sea context. This article reports on the findings of the excavations, provides an outline of the chronology of the middens, including Bayesian modelling of dates, and a brief review of the growing evidence for shellfish gathering in 1st-millennium ad Scotland and the wider north-west European context.
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Gordon Noble
Joe R Turner
Derek Hamilton
Lee Hastie
Rick Knecht
Oskar Sveinbjarnarson
B R Upex
Karen B Milek
Lindsey Stirling
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2016
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Site: Sands of Forvie
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Country: UK
Grid Reference: 401175, 826575 (Easting, Northing)
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Monus: Shell midden
Find: faunal remains
Find: animal remains
Early Medieval
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23 Nov 2017
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