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dc.contributor.authorTipping, Richard-
dc.contributor.authorTisdall, Eileen-
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Althea-
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Clare-
dc.contributor.authorYendell, Suzanne-
dc.contributor.editorBarber, John-
dc.contributor.editorClark, Ciara-
dc.contributor.editorCressey, Mike-
dc.contributor.editorCrone, Anne-
dc.contributor.editorHale, Alex-
dc.contributor.editorHenderson, Jon-
dc.contributor.editorHousley, Rupert-
dc.contributor.editorSands, Rob-
dc.contributor.editorSheridan, Alison-
dc.contributor.editorScottish, Wetland Archaeology Project (SWAP)-
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-17T03:18:53Z-
dc.date.issued2007-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/1191-
dc.description.abstractFirst paragraph: The Caithness Plain in north-east Scotland is a gently rolling, lowland, coastal landscape on the edge of the largest expanse of blanket peat in the British Isles: the 'flow country' (fig 1). It has most often been assumed that prehistoric farming communities retreated in the face of the remorseless spread of blanket peat across such a landscape (Piggott 1972; Barber 1998), but it has also been argued that farmers were not so helpless, because, with effort, blanket peat can be kept at bay by repeated cultivation (Carter 1998). This model has not been closely tested before: Carter's ideas emerged from work at Lairg, Sutherland, and little was understood from that study of the chronology of blanket peat growth (McCullagh & Tipping 1998). Excavation of Mesolithic artefact scatters at Oliclett in Caitliness (Pannett 2002), from beneath a hillside almost entirely buried by blanket and marsh peat, allowed the rates of peat spread across a single hillside to be understood in great spatial and temporal detail. This paper presents the 14C dating evidence for peat growth and spread at Oliclett, and evaluates what this analysis might mean for how we perceive the responses of prehistoric people to environmental stress.en_UK
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dc.publisherSociety of Antiquaries of Scotland-
dc.relationTipping R, Tisdall E, Davies A, Wilson C & Yendell S (2007) Living with peat in the flow country: prehistoric farming communities and blanket peat spread at Oliclett, Caithness, northern Scotland In: Barber John, Clark Ciara, Cressey Mike, Crone Anne, Hale Alex, Henderson Jon, Housley Rupert, Sands Rob, Sheridan Alison, Scottish Wetland Archaeology Project (SWAP) (ed.) Archaeology from the Wetlands: Recent Perspectives: Proceedings of the 11th WARP Conference, Edinburgh 2005, Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. 11th Annual WARP conference, Edinburgh, pp. 165-173.-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWARP Occasional Papers-
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dc.subject.lcshPaleoecology Scotland-
dc.subject.lcshNeolithic period Scotland-
dc.subject.lcshScotland Antiquities-
dc.subject.lcshForests and forestry Scotland History-
dc.titleLiving with peat in the flow country: prehistoric farming communities and blanket peat spread at Oliclett, Caithness, northern Scotlanden_UK
dc.typeConference Paperen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2077-05-31T00:00:00Z-
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dc.citation.epage173-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
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dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.socantscot.org/partnumber.asp?cid=&pnid=116854-
dc.author.emailr.tipping@stir.ac.uk-
dc.citation.btitleArchaeology from the Wetlands: Recent Perspectives: Proceedings of the 11th WARP Conference, Edinburgh 2005-
dc.citation.conferencelocationEdinburgh-
dc.citation.conferencename11th Annual WARP conference-
dc.citation.isbn9780903903400-
dc.publisher.addressEdinburgh-
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciences-
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciences-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirling-
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciences-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirling-
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