Ballin, T. Bjarke. and Faithfull, J., (2009). Gazetteer of Arran Pitchstone Sources. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. https://doi.org/10.5284/1017938.

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Gazetteer of Arran Pitchstone Sources
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presentation of exposed pitchstone dykes and sills across the Isle of Arran, and discussion of the archaeological relevance of these outcrops
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Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports
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38
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39
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1017938
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Monograph Chapter (in Series)
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The main element of the present paper is a gazetteer of exposed pitchstone sources across the Isle of Arran. In the paper's final chapter, the archaeological relevance of these outcrops is discussed. The gazetteer includes approximately 100 pitchstone sources, and the authors hope that it will become a useful tool to prehistorians working on and outwith Arran, thus adding to our understanding of how pitchstone was perceived, exchanged and used in northern Britain. In general terms, the gazetteer should provide a more rigorous basis for archaeological and geological assessment of pitchstone artefacts and sources.
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Torben Bjarke Ballin
John Faithfull
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Helen Bleck
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Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
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2009
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0 903903 60 8
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03 Jun 2011
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Abstract
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The main element of the present paper is a gazetteer of exposed pitchstone sources across the Isle of Arran. In the paper's final chapter, the archaeological relevance of these outcrops is discussed. The gazetteer includes approximately 100 pitchstone sources, and the authors hope that it will become a useful tool to prehistorians working on and outwith Arran, thus adding to our understanding of how pitchstone was perceived, exchanged and used in northern Britain. In general terms, the gazetteer should provide a more rigorous basis for archaeological and geological assessment of pitchstone artefacts and sources.
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The introduction presents the background to the study, aims and objectives and previous work on the subject.
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This chapter considers the properties of pitchstone, how it is characterised, the four 'classic' pitchstone types, where pitchstone occurs and how the sources are characterised.
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A summary of the sources of information used in the compilation of the gazetteer is presented along with an outline of the data contained in the individual entries.
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There are 96 separate entries in the gazetteer.
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The survey's immediate results are considered in conjunction with the archaeological evidence. It is argued that the Arran pitchstones offer the potential to examine archaeological sources, usage and movement of material, locally and regionally, at an unusual and perhaps unique level of precision and detail.
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Torben Bjarke Ballin
John Faithfull
The main element of the present paper is a gazetteer of exposed pitchstone sources across the Isle of Arran. In the paper's final chapter, the archaeological relevance of these outcrops is discussed. The gazetteer includes approximately 100 pitchstone sources, and the authors hope that it will become a useful tool to prehistorians working on and outwith Arran, thus adding to our understanding of how pitchstone was perceived, exchanged and used in northern Britain. In general terms, the gazetteer should provide a more rigorous basis for archaeological and geological assessment of pitchstone artefacts and sources.