SETTLEMENTS IN SCOTLAND 1000BC-AD1000 - Five papers from the 1978 Forum. H Welfare indicates some of the problems of interpreting air photographs of later prehistoric sites in Scotland: difficulties of attributing date and function make the total picture fuzzy even as it fills out, and selective research excavations are needed to allow sensible interpretation. G Jobey analyses various features (internal and external) of unenclosed platforms and settlements of later 2nd millennium and reports some excavation results and 14C dates from Green Knowe, a nine-platform settlement contemporary with MBA/Deverel-Rimbury. The Green Castle (Grampian) has seen two seasons of examination by Ian Ralston, who discusses it in the context of the well sampled promontory forts of the area, including Cullykhan and Burghead, where Dark Age reoccupation of Iron Age sites is a recurrent feature. Nicholas Reynolds reviews the evidence for Dark Age timber halls, published and unpublished, as a reference frame for Balbridie which has subsequently produced a 14C date suggesting Neolithic use. L and E Alcock report work in progress on testing the evidence of Scandinavian settlement names in the Inner Hebrides (especially Islay) against fieldwork results, with the aim of more rigorous study than hitherto. Shorter contributions discussed how far air photos can be used in selecting and planning excavations (I A G Shepherd) and the restricting effect of current models for the Scottish Iron Age (D V Clarke).
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