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dc.contributor.authorCopper, Michael
dc.contributor.authorArmit, Ian
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-02T11:15:34Z
dc.date.available2023-11-02T11:15:34Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-22
dc.identifier.citationCopper M and Armit I (2018) A Conservative Party? Pots and People in the Hebridean Neolithic. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 84: 257-275.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/19649
dc.descriptionNoen_US
dc.description.abstractRecent analysis of the ceramic assemblage from the Neolithic loch islet settlement of Eilean Dòmhnuill, North Uist, in the Western Isles of Scotland has highlighted the intense conservatism of the potting traditions over a period of more than 800 years. Hebridean Neolithic pottery exhibits clear relationships with pottery from Argyll, Arran, and Bute, as well as Orkney and the north-east mainland of Scotland. It appears to have developed a distinctive, often decoratively elaborate regional form very soon after its initial appearance, which subsequently appears to have undergone little or no significant change until the introduction of Grooved Ware in the early 3rd millennium BC. An association exists between large assemblages of elaborately decorated Hebridean pottery and a number of artificial islets in freshwater lochs, some very small and producing little or no evidence for domestic activities. This might be explained by the importance of commensality in mediating relations between small communities in the Western Isles at such sites following the introduction of agriculture in the 2nd quarter of the 4th millennium BC. The conservatism and stasis evident at Eilean Dòmhnuill, in the face of environmental decline, raises wider issues around the adaptive capabilities of the first farming communities prior to significant social changes in the earlier 3rd millennium BC.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Bradforden_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1017/ppr.2018.12en_US
dc.subjectNeolithicen_US
dc.subjectOuter Hebridesen_US
dc.subjectWestern Islesen_US
dc.subjectPotteryen_US
dc.subjectIsletsen_US
dc.subjectFeastingen_US
dc.titleA conservative party: pots and people in the Hebridean Neolithicen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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refterms.dateFOA2023-11-02T11:17:32Z
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