The Biggings, Papa Stour, Shetland: The History and Excavation of a Royal Norwegian Farm

Front Cover
Society Antiquaries Scotland, 1999 - Archaeology, Medieval - 268 pages
0 Reviews
This study of a royal Norwegian farm on the Shetland island of Papa Stour was inspired by a document of 1299 recording the meeting between a Norwegian royal official and a woman who had accused him of treachery to his royal master.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

the natural setting Barbara E Crawford Beverley Ballin Smith with JW Allen RMM Crawford
1
Shetland from the preViking age to the modern period Barbara E Crawford
9
LIST OF TABLES
15
Papa Stour in history Barbara E Crawford
24
the events of 1299 Barbara E Crawford
47
the excavations at the Biggings
62
Radiocarbon dates from the Biggings 76
103
PLant remains from pits at the Biggings
106
Bakestones from the Biggings
134
12a Sherd numbers from the Biggings by trench and phase
145
12b Seriation diagram of all ceramic types at the Biggings
146
13a Coarseware sherd totals by trench and phase
153
14a Continental redwares sherd totals by trench and phase
158
Electron probe microanalysis of window glass fragment SF 292
170
Birchbark rolls and fragments Betula sp from the Biggings
192
Wooden artefacts from the Biggings by phase
193

Macroscopic plant remains from the Biggings
116
Numbers of animal bone fragments from the Biggings identified from different species
119
Insect remains from the Biggings 21
123
The artefactual material
125
7b Distribution of all artefacts from the Biggings by trench
126
Total numbers of steatite fragments
130
Horn artefacts from the Biggings numbers by phase and trench
205
sequence and function Barbara E Crawford Beverley Ballin Smith
207
Final discussion and conclusions Barbara E Crawford
239
References
249
Glossary of Norwegian terms
264
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information