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By Niall Sharples

The payment at Bornais comprises a fancy of mounds which protrude from the fairly flat machair simple within the township of Bornais at the island of South Uist. This sandy undeniable has proved an enticing payment from the Beaker interval onwards; it seems that to were intensively occupied from the past due Bronze Age to the top of the Norse interval. Mound 1 was once the unique situation for cost during this a part of the machair simple; pre-Viking job of a few complexity is current and it's most probably that the cost job all started within the center Iron Age, if now not previous. The exam of the mound 1 deposits offers a huge contribution to our figuring out of the Iron Age series within the Atlantic province. The crucial contribution includes the massive amounts of mammal, fish and fowl bones, carbonised plant is still and pottery, which are safely dated to a pretty detailed and slender interval within the 1st millennium advert. those are augmented via a considerable choice of small unearths which integrated specified bone artefacts. The contextual value of the location relies at the survival of flooring deposits and a burnt-down roof; the ground deposits may be in comparison with abandonment and adjoining midden deposits offering contrasting contextual environments that support to explain depositional techniques. The burning down of the home and the wonderful protection of the deposits inside it offer an remarkable chance to check the bushes superstructure of the development and the structure of the fabric utilized by the inhabitants.

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