Haston, S., McCalman, L. and Robertson, A., (2007). M80 Stepps to Haggs Improvements, Phase 1 Archaeological works. Headland Archaeology Ltd.

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M80 Stepps to Haggs Improvements, Phase 1 Archaeological works
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1004878
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Archaeological works were undertaken in advance of the M80 improvement. The route for the new section of the motorway runs from Stepps in North Lanarkshire to Haggs in the Falkirk area and incorporates the route of the existing A80, which currently links the two stretches of the existing M80. The fieldwork comprised: a trial trench evaluation of the road corridor, a watching brief on geotechnical test holes, building recording, surveys and a palaeoenvironmental assessment of five sites. The evaluation was designed as 10% of the 1, 584, 200m² development area. A large proportion of this area could not be trenched because of constraints such as services, tree cover and peat basins. A total of 842 trenches (91, 186m²) were excavated in differing landscape settings from rolling hillsides to parkland and motorway verges. Many features were recorded within the trenches that are representative of cultivation and field improvement. These took the form of rig and furrow and frequent rubble and ceramic field drains. A number of features indicative of localised burning events were also recovered. The evaluation along with the palaeoenvironmental assessment revealed a landscape where peat deposits have accumulated within glacially scoured hollows suggesting that these low-lying areas were very wet and boggy and unsuitable for settlement. Cultivation of drier pockets of land has taken place from the medieval period onwards. The only evidence of prehistoric or Roman activity anywhere along the line evaluated consisted of the find of a stone quern in the trench adjacent to Mollins Roman fort. S Haston 2007
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S-J Haston
L McCalman
A Robertson
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Headland Archaeology Ltd
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Historic Scotland (OASIS Reviewer)
North Lanarkshire SMR (OASIS Reviewer)
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2007
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Site: M80 Extension, Stepps to Haggs
Parish: CADDER
County: NORTH LANARKSHIRE
Country: Scotland
Site: M80 Extension, Stepps to Haggs
Parish: FALKIRK
County: FALKIRK
Country: Scotland
Grid Reference: 265700, 669300 (Easting, Northing)
Grid Reference: 279300, 679800 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: Quern Stone Prehistoric
Monus: Fort Roman
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OASIS Id: headland1-33048
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23 Nov 2016
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