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.
|Title of host publication||Holocene Foragers in Europe and Beyond|
|Subtitle of host publication||Papers Presented to the Ninth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe MESO 2015, Belgrade, Serbia|
|Editors||D. Borić, D. Antonović, B. Mihailović, S. Stefanović|
|Place of Publication||Belgrade|
|Publisher||Serbian Archaeological Society|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 11 Feb 2020|
|Event||Ninth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe - Belgrade, Serbia|
Duration: 14 Sep 2015 → 18 Sep 2015
|Conference||Ninth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe|
|Period||14/09/15 → 18/09/15|
- site prospection
- landscape archaeology
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.