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Title: The first farmers : the Neolithic of east-central Scotland in its wider context
Author: Barclay, Gordon J.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2001
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The research reported upon had one aim: to create a modern account of the inception and development of farming in lowland east-central Scotland (defined as the old local authority Regions of Tayside and Fife, and the adjacent parts of the Regions of Central and Grampian), taking particular account of potential inter-regional differences, and in a coherent national interpretative context. There are seven specific objectives: 1. to reveal and explore the extent and diversity of the remains of Neolithic occupation in the area, in part through creating corpora of site types 2. to document and explain the long histories of use and change on Neolithic/early Bronze Age ceremonial/burial sites 3. to set the rich ceremonial/burial evidence into a more rounded settlement and environmental context 4. to assess the evidence for, and establish the extent and nature of inter-regional variation throughout the Neolithic 5. to place the development of locally appropriate explanatory models in the history of archaeological thought 6. to set the study of the archaeology of lowland Scotland in a wider historical/cultural context 7. to identify and quantify the threats to the survival of the Neolithic archaeological resource The research was undertaken through the gathering of new information in the field, reinterpreting the results of older fieldwork in the light of more recent understanding, and through survey of relevant archaeological, historical and political literature.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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