The results of the Belderrig quiz will only be given summarily due the reasons outlined previously. 12 members of the Belderrig quartz scatter excavation team, volunteered to participate in the quiz. Two undergraduate students, however, did not complete the quiz – one because of lack of experience (he gave up half way through) and one because he was called to do something else during the quiz, and was unable to finish it at a later stage either. Therefore, ten participants completed the quiz. As two of the undergraduates did not complete the quiz, only one undergraduate participated. At the beginning of the quiz, the participants were asked to give details of their archaeological education, current position and archaeological, lithic, and quartz experience (see Appendix A- 43). The ten participants’ current position and lithic experience is listed in Table 1.
|Current position||Lithic experience||Total|
Table 1 Participants’ current position and lithic experience
Table 2 gives a consensus assemblage which was formulated in a similar manner as Table 7‑16 for Quiz B (see above). This table highlights that the bipolar component of the experimental assemblage is not apparent, and the category of ‘debris’ is much more common than the consensus assemblages from Quiz B, and conversely the ‘natural/indeterminate’ categories are less frequent. The lack of the bipolar component is similar to the consensus assemblage of Quiz B and the possible reasons for the higher amount of ‘debris’ and lower amount of ‘natural/indeterminate’ were discussed previously.
|Experimental||Count||Student Quartz Experience||Count||Minor Quartz Experience||Count|
|Flake, Regular||10||Flake/Blade, R/Ir||6||Flake/Blade, R/Ir||10|
|Flake/Blade, R/Ir/ Possible Bipolar||2|
|Flake/Blade, Bipolar/ Debris||2|
|Flake/Blade, R/Ir/ Debris||1|
|Core, Multi.||4||Core, M/S/Op||5||-|
|Core, M/S/Op/ Debris||2||Core, M/S/Op/ Debris||1|
|Core, Bipolar/ Debris||1|
|Core, Bipolar/ Core, M/S/Op||1|
|Core, M/S/Op/ Flake/Blade, R/Ir||1|
Table 2 Experimental assemblage and two consensus assemblages