2008. 5 The archaeological distribution. In: Quartz technology in Scottish prehistory. 10.5284/1017938.

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Title
5 The archaeological distribution
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Issue
Article issue
Issue
Quartz technology in Scottish prehistory
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Series
Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports
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Article volume
Volume
26
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1017938
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MonographChapter
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Article abstract
Abstract
This section considers the distribution of quartz across Shetland, the Western Isles, the Southern Hebrides, the western part of mainland Scotland and the Highlands. It appears that, in Scottish prehistory in general, quartz was mainly perceived as a utilitarian resource. The main trend in Scotland is that quartz dominates assemblages where other 'better' (more flakable) raw materials are absent or scarce, and the more abundant these other resources are, the more quartz is substituted by them, or even fully replaced (like on Islay where flint dominates completely.
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Year of publication
Year of Publication
2008
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ISBN
0 903903 94 3
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Subject - Auto Detected Flint
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DigitalBorn
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29-05-2015