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Life on the Edge


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Foreword - Malcolm Burr; Preface - Beverley Ballin Smith; Summary (English/Gaelic); PART 1 Introduction - Beverley Ballin Smith; PART 2 The excavation record - Beverley Ballin Smith; PART 3 Dating and human remains; PART 4 The changing natural environment and subsistence farming; PART 5 Exploitation of natural resources and the uses of artefacts; PART 6 Discussion - Beverley Ballin Smith; PART 7 Conclusion - Life on the edge - Beverley Ballin Smith; Afterword - Iain and Imogen Crawford; Appendices:; 1: Marine shell samples quantified by species; 2: Pottery catalogue; Bibliography; Index

About the Author

BEVERLEY BALLIN SMITH took up the mantle left by Iain Crawford and has brought this first monograph on his Udal project area to publication. She has extensive experience of working on, and publishing, other large multi-period sites. She is an archaeologist who lived and worked on Orkney for many years and has first-hand experience of the archaeology of Shetland, the UK, Faroes, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and is now based in Scotland. Beverley is the Publications Manager at GUARD Archaeology Ltd and editor of ARO (Archaeology Reports Online), with the aim of disseminating information to relevant audiences. She undertakes specialist analysis of prehistoric pottery and coarse stone tools. She has been a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists for nearly all her professional life; she served on the former IfA Council, was Vice Chair for Outreach, a member of the Validation Committee and was a CIfA Board director. She is a member of the Society of Antiquaries of London and also a member of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, where she has been Vice President. She is currently President of Archaeology Scotland and a Research Associate at National Museums Scotland.

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