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Part One: The Pict's Knowe Introduction (Julian Thomas) The interaction of site and landscape around the Pict's Knowe (Richard Tipping, B Andrew Haggart and Paula Milburn) Early Historic Land Uses At Pict's Knowe: Palynological Evidence From The West Cutting (Paula Milburn and Richard Tipping) Structures revealed by excavation (Julian Thomas) Geophysical survey (Kate Clark) The Waterlogged Wood Assemblage from the Pict's Knowe (Anne Crone, Rob Sands and Theo Skinner) The 'ard' (Grith Lerche) The 'ard' spike (Rob Sands) Soil phosphate analysis (John Crowther) Soil thin sections (John Crowther) Charred plant remains (Penny Johnson) The Roman shoe sole (Carol van Driel-Murray) Preserved leaves from the Pict's Knowe (Susan Ramsay and Jennifer Miller) Prehistoric ceramics (Rick Peterson and Julia Roberts) Struck flint and other lithics (Graeme Brown, Mike Roy and Diane Dixon) Iron objects from the Pict's Knowe (Fraser Hunter) Fired clay, vitrified material and slag from Pict's Knowe (Andrew Heald and Fraser Hunter) The Pict's Knowe: discussion (Julian Thomas) Part Two: Holywood and Holm Farm Introduction (Julian Thomas) The cursus monuments of south-west Scotland (Kenny Brophy) The Holywood cursus complex, excavations (Julian Thomas) Holm Farm, excavations (Julian Thomas and Matt Leivers) Prehistoric ceramics (Rick Peterson and Julia Roberts) Lithics (Gilbert Marshall) Carbonised plant remains (Ciera Clarke) Soil phosphate studies at Holywood (John Crowther) Holywood and Holm: Discussion (Julian Thomas) Part Three: Conclusion Radiocarbon dates from the Pict's Knowe, Holywood and Holm (Patrick Ashmore) The Dumfries monuments and the archaeology of place (Julian Thomas) Appendices

About the Author

Julian Thomas is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Manchester. He is a leading expert on Neolithic Britain, and has directed excavations in many parts of Britain from Scotland to southern England. His books include Understanding the Neolithic, Time, Culture and Identity, and The Birth of Neolithic Britain.


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