2.4.2 Palimpsests

Currently all of the sites discussed (Wellhill, Edramucky Burn, Freeland Farm, Pitroddie, East Inchmichael Farm and Millhaugh) that have either a confirmed Mesolithic date or contain assemblages confidently attributed to Mesolithic activity have been found in close association to overlying Neolithic material. The presence of diagnostically Neolithic lithic assemblages, artefacts and domestic features indicates the continued importance and relevance of both the camp sites and non-subsistence locations for later communities as they became more sedentary. As such, they provide a valuable resource for understanding the transitional changes in technologies and lifeways between these two periods.