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Sheridan, J Alison 2012d ‘Contextualising Kilmartin: building a narrative for developments in western Scotland and beyond, from the Early Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age’, in Jones, A M, Pollard, J, Allen, M J, and Gardiner, J (eds) Image, Memory and Monumentality; archaeological engagements with the material world, Prehistoric Society Research Paper 5, Oxbow/Prehistoric Society: Oxford, 163–183.

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Sheridan, J Alison 2014c ‘Little and large: the miniature “carved stone ball” beads from the eastern tomb at Knowth, Ireland, and their broader significance’, in Arbogast, Rose-Marie and Greffier-Richard, A (eds), Entre archéologie et écologie, une préhistoire de tous les milieux. Mélanges offerts à Pierre Pétrequin, Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté: Besançon, 303–314.Sheridan, J Alison 2015a ‘Canna, Beinn Tighe: preliminary assessment of pottery excavated during 2006 and 2007’, unpublished specialist report produced for National Trust Scotland

Sheridan, J Alison 2015a ‘Canna, Beinn Tighe: preliminary assessment of pottery excavated during 2006 and 2007’, unpublished specialist report produced for National Trust Scotland

Sheridan, J Alison 2015b ‘Discussion of disc bead and spacer plate necklaces of jet and jet-like materials, in Woodward and Hunter et al, 2015 Ritual in Early Bronze Age Grave Goods, Oxbow: Oxford 341–362.

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Sheridan, J Alison 2017a ‘The Beaker’, in Hoole et al 2017, “Ava”: a Beaker-associated woman from a cist at Achavanich, Highland, and the story of her (re-)discovery and subsequent study’, Proc Soc Antiq Scot 147 95–101.

Sheridan, J Alison 2017b ‘Towards a methodology for the study of prehistoric jet and jet-like jewellery’, in Shaffrey, R (ed) Written in Stone: papers on the function, form, and provenancing of prehistoric stone objects in memory of Fiona Roe, Highfield Press: St Andrews, 249–74.

Sheridan, J Alison 2021a’ Report on the prehistoric pottery from Cladh Aindreis, Ardnamurchan.’ Unpublished specialist report produced for Oliver Harris

Sheridan, J Alison 2021b ‘Dunragit, the prehistoric heart of Galloway Appendix 13: jet spacer-plate necklaces and spacer-plate bracelet from East Challoch Farm’, in Bailie, W Dunragit: the prehistoric heart of Galloway, GUARD Archaeology Ltd: Glasgow, Appendix 13.

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Sheridan, J Alison , Garrow, Duncan, Mason, Owain, Schulting, Rick, Snoeck, C, Bradley, R J, Waddington, C, Evershed, R P, Whelton, H, Cook, G and Naysmith, P  2014 ‘Radiocarbon dates associated with the Scottish History and Archaeology Department, National Museums Scotland, 2013/14’, Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 15, 213–7.

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