Squair, Robert.,Pollard, Tony.,Smith, Catherine. 2005. 5 Material culture. In: The excavation of four caves in the Geodha Smoo near Durness, Sutherland. 10.5284/1017938.

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5 Material culture
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The excavation of four caves in the Geodha Smoo near Durness, Sutherland
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Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports
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18
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1017938
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The pottery assemblage comprised approximately 350 sherds of various dates (Neolithic, Norse, medieval and tentatively post-medieval) indicating that the caves were a focus for sporadic activity if not continuous occupation over several successive periods in the past. A small group of well preserved bone and antler items were recovered although Antler Cave had only antler tines. Iron nails included clench nails which have a strong association with boat construction but not of any specific period. A copper-alloy pin from Wetweather Cave could have been Norse or medieval in date.
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Robert Squair (Author contributing)
Tony Pollard (Author contributing)
Catherine Smith (Author contributing)
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2005
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0-903903-86-5
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Subject - Auto Detected Copperalloy Pin
Medieval
Subject - Auto Detected Nails
Subject - Auto Detected Pottery
Subject - Auto Detected Bone
Subject - Auto Detected Sherds
Neolithic
Medieval
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18-08-2015