4.5 Craft and Industry

Much of the existing evidence for Mesolithic activity in the Highlands is from craftwork, both lithic and bone. Experimental archaeology and use-wear analysis have both been useful in identifying possible methods of production and potential uses for objects (ScARF Palaeolithic and Mesolithic section 5.3).  There is also much potential also in examining old collections (see Wickham-Jones 2020b). However, it is acknowledged that the terms ‘craft’ and ‘industry’ sit slightly oddly in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic when 21st-century concepts of production were not practised.

4.5.1 Lithics

4.5.2 Bone and Antler Working

4.5.3 Other Materials

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