Rees, T. and Church, M. J. (2000) 'Bronze Age timbers from Creag Ruaidh, Achmore, Isle of Lewis.', Northern studies., 35 . pp. 133-159.
Excavations at Creag Ruaidh, Achmore in August 1996 recovered two small logs from the peat fill of an intra-peat ditch. These birch logs had axe-marks at either end, probably made by the same metal blade, and the lower of the two was dated to 2910 ± 50 uncal BP (GU-7320). The logs are interpreted as having been deposited after the ditch had degraded into a boggy hollow. No other identifiably anthropic material was associated with this ditch. A wood litter layer, predominantly birch and willow, was identified towards the base of the natural peat succession and this was dated to 4530 ± 60 uncal BP (GU-7321). A date prior to this can be inferred for the initiation of peat growth. No mineral soil was identified. The excavation and post-excavation analyses were funded by Historic Scotland.
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