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The Neolithic timber hall at Balbridie, Grampian Region, Scotland: the building, the date, the plant macrofossils

  • Alan D. Fairweather (a1) and Ian B.M. Ralston (a2)

Excavation of a cropmark in northeast Scotland revealed a substantial timber hall of the general form one expects from the early medieval period. Yet it turned out to be Neolithic in date! The structure produced copious quantities of charred cereal grains from contexts intimately associated with its destruction. Accelerator dates confirm the integrity of selected species with the period of use of the building. Hexaploid wheat and cultivated flax were both identified.

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