1. Introduction Introduction to the Stepping Stones project The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Britain and Ireland: recent debates The 'western seaways': characterising palaeo-oceanographic seascapes The changing paleogeography of Britain and Ireland, c. 8000-1000 BC Early Neolithic settlement in Britain and Ireland The Mesolithic/Neolithic/EBA of the Channel Islands, Isles of Scilly and Outer Hebrides An introduction to the sites: L'Eree, Old Quay and An Doirlinn Themes: island-ness, connectivity, settlement variability, different traditions of research 2. L'Eree, Guernsey Introduction to the site at L'Eree Survey and excavation strategy Results: the archaeology Pottery Flint Worked stone (polished stone ring + quern/rubber) Soils/micromorph Environmental Radiocarbon dating Discussion 3. Old Quay, St Martins, Isles of scilly Introduction to the site at Old Quay Previous work Research objectives Excavation strategy and methodology Results: the archaeology Pottery Flint Worked and utilised stone Pumice Soils/micromorph Environmental evidence Radiocarbon dating Discussion 4. An Doirlinn, South Uist Introduction to the site at An Doirlinn Survey and excavation strategy Results: the archaeology Pottery Flint Worked stone Pumice Bone Environmental Radiocarbon dating Survey of Orosay Discussion 5. Discussion Contrasting island Neolithics The Stepping Stones project: discussion Themes revisited: island-ness, connectivity, settlement variability, different traditions of research
Duncan Garrow is a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Reading. He specialises in European prehistory (with a particular focus on Britain) and archaeological theory. Fraser Sturt is a senior lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at Southampton University specialising in maritime prehistory and geoarchaeology.
Nicely described and clearly illustrated, these speculative and successful excavations are contextualised with concise but informative and genuinely important discussions... * British Archaeology *
This handsome and well-written volume... is a delight to read, with plenty to think about and useful pointers to the many gaps in our current knowledge. * Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society *
...this book will be an essential synthesis for those who are interested in the processes of social and economic change between advanced hunter-fisher-gatherers and those islands that adopted the Neolithic package. * Current Archaeology *