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Rening the Chronology of the Neolithic Settlement at Pool, Sanday, Orkney: Implications for the Emergence and Development of Grooved Ware

Citation
MacSween A, Hunter J, Sheridan A, Bond JM, Bronk Ramsey C, Reimer PJ, Bayliss A, Griffiths S & Whittle A (2015) Rening the Chronology of the Neolithic Settlement at Pool, Sanday, Orkney: Implications for the Emergence and Development of Grooved Ware. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 81, pp. 283-310. https://doi.org/10.1017/ppr.2015.12

Abstract
New radiocarbon dates for the Neolithic settlement at Pool on Sanday, Orkney, are interpreted in a formal chronological framework. Phases 2.2 and 2.3, during which flat-based Grooved Ware pottery with incised decoration developed, have been modelled as probably dating to between the 31st and 28th centuries calbc. There followed a hiatus of a century or so, before the resumption of occupation in Phase 3, which has a different Grooved Ware style featuring the use of applied decoration. This has been modelled as probably dating from the 26th to the 24th centuries calbc. The implications of these results are discussed for the emergence and development of Grooved Ware, and for the trajectory of settlement and monumentality on Sanday.

Keywords
Grooved Ware; Neolithic; radiocarbon dates; Bayesian modelling; Orkney

Journal
Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society: Volume 81

StatusPublished
Author(s)MacSween, Ann; Hunter, John; Sheridan, Alison; Bond, Julie M; Bronk Ramsey, Christopher; Reimer, Paula J; Bayliss, Alex; Griffiths, Seren; Whittle, Alasdair
Publication date31/12/2015
Publication date online03/09/2015
Date accepted by journal05/06/2015
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/23587
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN0079-497X
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