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The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the Channel Islands: maritime and terrestrial perspectives

Garrow, Duncan and Sturt, Fraser (2017) The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the Channel Islands: maritime and terrestrial perspectives Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 36, pp. 1-23.

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Abstract

This paper investigates the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the Channel Islands. It presents a new synthesis of all known evidence from the islands c. 5000-4300 BC, including several new excavations as well as find spot sites that have not previously been collated. It also summarises – in English – a large body of contemporary material from north-west France. The paper presents a new high-resolution sea level model for the region, shedding light on the formation of the Channel Islands from 9000-4000 BC. Through comparison with contemporary sites in mainland France, an argument is made suggesting that incoming migrants from the mainland and the small indigenous population of the islands were both involved in the transition. It is also argued that, as a result of the fact the Channel Islands witnessed a very different trajectory of change to that seen in Britain and Ireland c. 5000-3500 BC, this small group of islands has a great deal to tell us about the arrival of the Neolithic more widely.

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Accepted/In Press date: 25 February 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 22 January 2017
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 389537
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/389537
ISSN: 0262-5253
PURE UUID: b3baf228-2ec0-4ab1-a171-79f6748b32e8

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Date deposited: 09 Mar 2016 11:09
Last modified: 17 Aug 2017 16:33

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Author: Duncan Garrow
Author: Fraser Sturt

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