Suddaby, I., (2009). A75 Cairntop to Barlae Dual Carriageway, Dumfries and Galloway:Archaeological Evaluation. CFA Archaeology Ltd.

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A75 Cairntop to Barlae Dual Carriageway, Dumfries and Galloway:Archaeological Evaluation
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CFA Archaeology Ltd unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1009668
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CFA Archaeology conducted an archaeological excavation on the remains of a burnt mound at Derskelpin Farm, Dumfries and Galloway. The excavation was undertaken to mitigate the effects of the proposed upgrading of the A75 trunk road from Cairntop to Barlae. The remains of the burnt mound had previously been discovered during an archaeological evaluation by CFA in september the previous year (Suddaby 2009). The excavation of the trench was undertaken by machine under archaeological supervision which removed overburden and topsoil deposits down to the archaeological horizon. This horizon was typified by an abundance of angular greywacke and micaceous sedimentary rocks which have been shattered by thermal shock. The mound was c. 18m east-west by 6.5m north-south, curving slightly to the north-east. No evidence of a trough/pit was found. Other features include the well preserved remains of a series of wooden posts and stakes. Initial analysis of the wood assemblage assessed the remains had been tooled with a sharp instrument, probably an axe. Some of the stakes were wedged behind larger posts. Although the wood assemblage is tentatively interpreted as being later than the burnt mound, post-excavation analysis and radiocarbon dating may help with the chronology and phasing of the site. The burnt mound, based on local parallels, is likely to be Late Bronze Age in date.
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I Suddaby
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CFA Archaeology Ltd
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Historic Scotland (OASIS Reviewer)
Dumfries and Galloway Archaeological Service (OASIS Reviewer)
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2009
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Site: A75 Cairntop to Barlae
Parish: OLD LUCE
County: DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Country: Scotland
Grid Reference: 225300, 559240 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: Preserved Wood Uncertain
Monus: Burnt Mound Uncertain
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OASIS Id: cfaarcha1-64182
OBIB: Report No 1659
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24-11-2016
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