Suddaby, I., (2010). Tullos Hill, Aberdeen: Community Excavation Project Archaeological Excavation. CFA Archaeology Ltd.

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Tullos Hill, Aberdeen: Community Excavation Project Archaeological Excavation
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1009602
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An excavation, using local volunteers and supervised by CFA Archaeology Ltd was undertaken on two sites recorded during a field survey carried out by CFA in 2004. The excavation examined a cairn and a possible roundhouse. The cairn was 8m in diameter and 0.8m high with a near-central depression being assumed to represent a robber pit. A quadrant of the cairn was cleared of shrubbery and bracken, with a 1m wide trench being excavated from the exterior, through the cairn body into the central area, This showed that the edges of the assumed robber pit coincided with a circular ring-ditch cut into natural subsoil. A deposit of cremated bone was recovered from within this ring-ditch. A number of flints were also recovered. The roundhouse was 9m in diameter within a circular bank 2-3m wide. No clear entrance was apparent. A trench measuring 9m by 3m examined the bank and the interior. This showed that facing stones were present on both sides of the bank but the interior had been badly affected by roots and no certain post-holes were identified. A possible drain was recorded. Flints and a prehistoric pottery sherd was recovered. Overall, the field survey indicated that many and varied archaeological monuments had survived the quarrying and later landfill on Tullos Hill. The cairn was not robbed as first suspected suspected but in fact conforms with a body of evidence for ring-cairns in the Grampian Region, for example Kerb-Cairn IIA at the Sands of Forvie, Aberdeenshire (Ralston 2000). The roundhouse may be compared with others in Aberdeenshire, for example Kintore (Cook and Dunbar 2008). Not all roundhouses contain internal post-holes and many are artefact -poor.
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I Suddaby
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CFA Archaeology Ltd
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Historic Scotland (OASIS Reviewer)
Aberdeen City Council Archaeological Unit (OASIS Reviewer)
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2010
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Site: Tullos Hill
Parish: NIGG
County: ABERDEEN, CITY OF
Country: Scotland
Grid Reference: 395150, 803400 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: Lithics Prehistoric
Find: Pottery Prehistoric
Monus: Cairn Bronze Age
Monus: Hut-Circle Uncertain
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OASIS Id: cfaarcha1-80365
OBIB: CFA Data Structure Report 1801
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24 Nov 2016
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