n.a. (2011). Aeolian archaeology. In: n.e. Aeolian archaeology. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Title
Title
The title of the publication or report
Title:
Aeolian archaeology
Subtitle
Subtitle
The sub title of the publication or report
Subtitle:
the archaeology of sand landscapes in Scotland
Issue
Issue
The name of the volume or issue
Issue:
Aeolian archaeology
Series
Series
The series the publication or report is included in
Series:
Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports
Volume
Volume
Volume number and part
Volume:
48
Number of Pages
Number of Pages
The number of pages in the publication or report
Number of Pages:
105
Downloads
Downloads
Any files associated with the publication or report that can be downloaded from the ADS
Downloads:
sair48.pdf (4 MB) : Download
Licence Type
Licence Type
ADS, CC-BY 4.0 or CC-BY 4.0 NC.
Licence Type:
ADS Terms of Use and Access icon
ADS Terms of Use and Access
Publication Type
Publication Type
The type of publication - report, monograph, journal article or chapter from a book
Publication Type:
MonographSeriesChapter
Abstract
Abstract
The abstract describing the content of the publication or report
Abstract:
Landscapes characterised by a substantial presence of aeolian (wind-blown) sand are predominantly coastal, and range from active dunefields with high and unstable relief, to smoother and more stable grassed surfaces which may be subject to some degree of agricultural use. Some are remote and inaccessible, but others exist in closer proximity to conurbations and tourist areas, and the impact of visitors is therefore comparatively great. In addition to the ever-present scouring and redistributing forces of sea and wind, other pressures on the stability of these landscapes include aggregates quarrying, development and the ubiquitous presence of wild burrowing fauna, most obviously the rabbit. Sand creates dynamic 'soft' landforms which are subject to continuing change, to the extent that photographs or maps of just 100 years ago often present very different topographies from those visible today. The encroachment of the sea and continual process of wind-induced change can transform a sand landscape almost overnight. In depositional strata, long periods of stasis may be represented by comparatively shallow soil horizons, which are frequently separated by much deeper bands of sand which may result from wind-blow episodes of far shorter timescale. Dune systems frequently occupy zones of extensive past settlement attraction with numerous environmental advantages, and therefore occur in areas of generally high archaeological potential. Yet their complexity and extreme vulnerability present us with serious problems in terms of balancing an understanding of the archaeology with conservation strategies.
Year of Publication
Year of Publication
The year the book, article or report was published
Year of Publication:
2011
ISBN
ISBN
International Standard Book Number
ISBN:
0 903903 68 4
Locations
Locations
Any locations covered by the publication or report. This is not the place the book or report was published.
Subjects / Periods:
Aeolian Windblown Sand (Auto Detected Subject))
Aggregates Quarrying Development (Auto Detected Subject))
Settlement (Auto Detected Subject))
Source
Source
Where the record has come from or which dataset it was orginally included in.
Source:
Source icon
BIAB (DigitalBorn)
Created Date
Created Date
The date the record of the pubication was first entered
Created Date:
02 Jul 2011