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The excavation of a Mesolithic horizon at 13-24 Castle Street, Inverness

  title={The excavation of a Mesolithic horizon at 13-24 Castle Street, Inverness},
  author={Jonathan Wordsworth and Rosemary Bradley and Camilla A. Dickson and Mary Harman and Ian D Mate and Gillian Harden},
A microlithic flint industry dating to c 5000 be was found, containing 137 retouched pieces and 4700 other fragments. No structures were identified. The occupation level in which the flints were found was sealed by a complex soil horizon that included two marine transgressions. 

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