Ellis, C. J., Allen, M. J., Gardiner, J., Harding, P., Ingrem, C., Powell, A. and Scaife, R. G. (2003). An Early Mesolithic seasonal hunting site in the Kennet Valley, southern England. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 69. Vol 69, pp. 107-135.

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An Early Mesolithic seasonal hunting site in the Kennet Valley, southern England
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Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 69
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The Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society
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69
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107 - 135
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An excavation at Faraday Road, Newbury, encountered an Early Mesolithic layer containing abundant worked flint directly associated with animal bones. The flint assemblage was dominated by obliquely-blunted microlithic forms with a restricted range of other items. The animal bones were dominated by wild pig with evidence of both primary butchery and food waste. Spatial analysis of the bone and flint assemblages indicated discrete activity areas, possibly associated with hearths. Pollen and molluscan data, together with soil micromorphological examination, confirmed an Early Holocene date for the formation of the layer. Radiocarbon dates place the site in the late tenth--early ninth millennium BP. The paper re-examines the nature of known Early Mesolithic activity in this part of the Kennet valley, with reference to the specific environmental conditions that seem to have prevailed. It is concluded that the site represents part of a continuum of Early Mesolithic occupation along the floodplain, each focus of activity witnessing repeated, but intermittent, occupation spanning a period of more than a millennium. Includes French, German and Spanish summaries. Also includes:
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Christopher J Ellis
Michael J Allen
Julie Gardiner
Phil Harding
Claire Ingrem
Adrienne Powell
Robert G Scaife
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Damaris D Dodds (Abstract author)
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2003
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Hunting (BIAB)
Early Mesolithic (BIAB)
Early Mesolithic (Auto Detected Temporal)
Pig (Auto Detected Subject))
Early Holocene (Auto Detected Temporal)
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Flint (Auto Detected Subject))
Hearths Pollen (Auto Detected Subject))
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[OS SU 477673]
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19 Mar 2004