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Forest grazing and seaweed foddering: early Neolithic occupation at Maybole, South Ayrshire

@inproceedings{Becket2009ForestGA,
  title={Forest grazing and seaweed foddering: early Neolithic occupation at Maybole, South Ayrshire},
  author={Alastair Becket and G Laird MacGregor and Ann Clarke and Paul R. Duffy and Nyree Finlay and Jennifer Miller and Alison Sheridan},
  year={2009}
}
A group of Early Neolithic features, probably related to the cooking of food, was excavated by Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD) near Maybole, South Ayrshire. Particularly significant was the wide range of finds that had been deposited within some of the features, including carbonised ovicaprid (probably goat), faecal pellets, a fragment of a Group VI Great Langdale stone axehead, burnt human bone, a fragmented cylindrical stone object, an assemblage of struck… 

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