The Upper Dee Tributaries Project: Finding the Mesolithic in the mountains of Scotland

Shannon M Fraser, Gordon Noble, Graeme Warren, Richard Tipping, Danny Paterson, Wishart Mitchell, Ann Clarke, Caroline Wickham-Jones

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Abstract

This paper outlines aspects of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary project examining the Mesolithic use of one of the most dramatic mountain landscapes in Britain – the Cairngorm Mountains of northern Scotland. An outline of the Upper Dee Tributaries Project is presented, with a brief summary of work carried out to date. The main focus of discussion is on the difficulties of site prospection in Cairngorms: where peat covers Mesolithic land-surfaces and areas of erosion are comparatively rare. These problems of prospection are especially important given the challenges of managing of Mesolithic sites in these landscapes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHolocene Foragers in Europe and Beyond
Subtitle of host publicationPapers Presented to the Ninth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe MESO 2015, Belgrade, Serbia
EditorsD. Borić, D. Antonović, B. Mihailović, S. Stefanović
Place of PublicationBelgrade
PublisherSerbian Archaeological Society
Chapter19
Pages64-69
Number of pages6
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 11 Feb 2020
EventNinth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe - Belgrade, Serbia
Duration: 14 Sep 201518 Sep 2015

Conference

ConferenceNinth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe
Abbreviated titleMESO15
CountrySerbia
CityBelgrade
Period14/09/1518/09/15

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Keywords

  • site prospection
  • landscape archaeology
  • mountain/upland
  • Scotland
  • management

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Fraser, S. M., Noble, G., Warren, G., Tipping, R., Paterson, D., Mitchell, W., Clarke, A., & Wickham-Jones, C. (Accepted/In press). The Upper Dee Tributaries Project: Finding the Mesolithic in the mountains of Scotland. In D. Borić, D. Antonović, B. Mihailović, & S. Stefanović (Eds.), Holocene Foragers in Europe and Beyond: Papers Presented to the Ninth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe MESO 2015, Belgrade, Serbia (pp. 64-69). Serbian Archaeological Society.