Geoarchaeology at Snusgar in 2010 (SG10 and MW09)

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Title: Geoarchaeology at Snusgar in 2010 (SG10 and MW09)
Authors: Lewis, Helen
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Date: Feb-2011
Abstract: In the 2010 excavation season the area opened for excavation and geoarchaeological assessment was much the same as in 2008, exposing a large area of a longhouse discovered previously, and a later additional house added on to it. Of particular interest in this season was an identified metalworking area located outside of and adjacent to the later addition; this was the area that included context [2202], a mixed black and red deposit with frequent finds of metal slag (mainly iron), shell and animal bone. This area of the site had been sampled in 2008 for soil micromorphological study; in p articular, exposed profiles containing multiple interpreted floor layers of clay and silt, with probable wood ash inclusions, had been sampled using kubiena tins. These layers were described again in greater detail in 2010 , and further exposures of them an d their distribution in relation to other features and structures were assessed. A plan for additional sampling for geochemical study of use-of-space in the various structural areas was also established
Type of material: Technical Report
Copyright (published version): 2011 the author
Keywords: Geoarchaeology;Orkney
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
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