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Pit digging and lifeways in Neolithic Wiltshire

Roberts, David ORCID: and Marshall, Peter 2020. Pit digging and lifeways in Neolithic Wiltshire. Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 113 , pp. 16-34.

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Neolithic pit digging has received considerable attention in recent decades, primarily because of the surge in data provided by developer-funded archaeological excavations. This study provides the first synthesis for Neolithic pit digging in Wiltshire. Analysis of the pottery, struck flint, faunal and archaeobotanical assemblages, together with discussions of burning and structured deposition, allows for a consideration of the place of pit digging in Neolithic lifeways. A programme of radiocarbon dating and chronological modelling has allowed the currency of Neolithic ceramics in pits to be explored. Alongside an accompanying open access Historic England Research Report, we hope to stimulate further research into Neolithic pit digging in Wiltshire.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Funders: Historic England
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 July 2020
Date of Acceptance: 18 December 2019
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 23:53

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