In what season was a site occupied?
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One question which a prehistorian asks of a site is 'in which months of the year was it occupied'. A small site is often suspected ofhaving served as a temporary location for the exploitation of some seasonally available resource. A large site, with substantial architectural remains and storage pits, for example, could have been a base camp or permanent, yearround occupation. Certain sites may have been used in winter and others in summer. Some sites may have been permanently occupied with outlying stations being visited for short periods, the last a scheme which Peter Rowley-Conwy (1983) proposes for Danish Mesolithic hunter-gatherers of the Erteb01le culture.