The Isle of Arran: Clauchlands, Corriegills and the colours of the Neolithic

The Isle of Arran: Clauchlands, Corriegills and the colours of the Neolithic

Clauchlands and Corriegills are well-known as places where high quality pitchstone occurs. Even though it remains uncertain exactly where this stone was quarried in prehistory, I was very keen to visit this landscape. On my last day in Arran, this proved to be the place where the striking colours of the island finally converged.

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Fieldwalking in Sutherland Day 13: The view across the sea from Tarbat Ness

Fieldwalking in Sutherland Day 13: The view across the sea from Tarbat Ness

Given the likely importance of marine travel for moving people, animals and materials in prehistory, today we visited the peninsular of Tarbat Ness which is not far from the village of Portmahomack. Located across the Dornoch Firth from Loch Fleet this offered a marine-orientated perspective upon the area we have been fieldwalking over the past two weeks.

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