n.a., (1938). Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 73. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. https://doi.org/10.5284/1000184.

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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 73
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10 Jul 2013
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V G Childe
Walter G Grant
6 - 31
W D Simpson
32 - 47
A history of Fyvie Castle and its environs from the medieval period to the present with a focus on the architectural history of the castle itself.
A D Lacaille
48 - 50
A barbed point was recovered from the river bed. It had five pairs of barbs and had been well finished with stone tools.
Robert Kerr
51 - 54
A hoard of 197 coins in an earthenware green-glaze vessel were discovered during building work. The group comprised 192 English and 5 Scottish groats. The date of the latest coin was 1466. A second hoard discovered at Dunblane during quarrying comprised 91 silver pennies of which 86 were English, 3 were Scottish and 2 were Irish. Two of the English coins were forgeries. The date of the latest was 1324.
Eliot Cecil Curwen
55 - 57
The remains of an Iron Age site comprised a hearth between the footings for two small walls and a midden heap. Find included pottery sherds, a bone comb, animal bone, a large iron rivet, a flat piece of iron and bloomery cinder.
J Fenton Wyness
58 - 61
The ruinous Clounie Castle is an interesting example of a Scottish laird's "house-of-fence". A carved panel above the entrance doorway records that it was built by George Crichton of Clounie in 1666.
Alison N Young
Margaret E E Crichton Crichton Mitchell
62 - 70
Report on the excavation of a rough circle of 10 stones one of which was carved. A causeway leading from the circle to an outlying slab was identified. It had cup and ring mark carvings. A stone cist within the circle contained burnt human bone and the remains were identified as an adult and a child aged six to eight years. Finds included pottery, charcoal (mainly hazel) and a flint flake.
Alexander O Curle
71 - 110
Excavation revealed three distinct groups of buildings, all rectangular and stone built which included dwellings, a smithy, a barn with kiln, a boatshed and a possible bath chamber. Finds were not numerous but included bone combs, spindle whorls, bronze jewellery, a glass bead and iron knives and sherds from Viking cooking pots. Medieval sherds of 13th century date were also recovered. There are documentary references to a Viking settlement at Freswick since at least the 11th century.
Ian A Richmond
James McIntyre
J A Stanfield
Eric Birley
Arthur Raistrick
110 - 154
Report on excavations in 1936 and 1937. The unusual rectangular form of the fort was dictated by the space available. Features examined included the rampart, ditch and intervallum and the east gateway. All the internal features (principia, praetorium, granaries, barracks, ovens) were examined and evidence was found to suggest that the fort had been deliberately dismantled. Artefacts included an unbroken sword from a foundation trench of the principia.
Walter G Grant
155 - 166
Report on the excavation of a Neolithic chambered cairn which was originally investigated in 1898. A passage way leads to a subterranean chamber which is overlaid by a much disturbed upper chamber. A second small subterranean chamber is located just south-west of the cairn. Artefacts include human bone, worked flint, stone disc beads, a stone hammer or macehead and Neolithic pottery.
Charles S T Calder
167 - 185
Further excavations of a group of Iron Age dwellings. The largest is a substantial stone-built circular structure identified as a 'potter's workshop' due to the large quantity of associated pottery and peat fires within. Three less substantial circular structures are located close by. The fourth stone-built structure is rectangular and thought to be of later date. The excavator identified two phases of occupation. Animal bone and worked stone were present.
Horace Fairhurst
185 - 228
The dun is a substantial stone-built irregular oval structure. Four phases of occupation were identified (Kildonan I-IV). A paved single entrance way led into the structure. A twin staircase had been built into a portion of the northern wall. Occupation of the dun appears to have begun in the 2nd century or slightly earlier and continued into the 13th or 14th century.
Robert B K Stevenson
229 - 240
A stone built cist containing a cinerary urn with the cremated remains of an adult was discovered at Outerston Hill, Midlothian. Pyre debris, including a burnt worked flint flake and large sherds of a smashed and burnt second pottery vessel were also present. A second stone cist at West Pinkerton, Broxburn, East Lothian contained two adult male skeletons and a Beaker vessel. The earlier skeleton had apparently been disturbed during the burial of the second. The method of manufacture of prehistoric vessels is discussed.
George MacDonald
241 - 272
A third supplement to a list of Roman coins found in Scotland. Other topics include an inscription on an altar portion from Mumrills, the papers of General Melville, the Roman camps at Raedykes, Dealginross and Birrens.
Walter G Grant
273 - 275
An earth-house discovered during plough comprised a passageway into a widened chamber with clay walls and a slabbed roof. A small quantity of pottery and a hammer stone were among the few artefacts.
John Beveridge
276 - 288
Two previously unrecorded Scottish songs were contained within a parchment manuscript of 13th century date. One was a hymn sung at the wedding of Princess Margaret of Scotland to King Eric of Norway at Bergen in 1281. The other was a hymn in praise of St Magnus, Earl of Orkney, who died in 1115 and was enshrined in 1135. He was the patron saint of Orkney, and in his honour the Cathedral of Kirkwall was built and dedicated.
Angus Graham
289 - 315
The literary evidence provides some grounds for the argument that the terraces are probably not of later date than the late Middle Ages and had gone out of use by 1700 at the latest. A gazetteer of 136 sites is included.
V G Childe
John Taylor
316 - 318
A series of pecked carvings in the natural rock face survive in a shallow recess or shelter in a cliff above the river Esk. Designs include circles, triangles, vertical grooves and spirals. They are compared to examples of rock art from Ireland.
V G Childe
Alexander Low
318 - 319
A stone cist was discovered during ploughing. It comprised four side slabs with a cover slab and was orientated broadly west-east. The cist contained a Beaker vessel and the fragmented remains of a skeleton aged 3-5 years.
Samuel Smith
319 - 324
Part of a possible rectangular building comprised a series of short clay and cobble foundations in a broadly N-S row were interspersed by large postholes, many with packing stones. Fragments of Roman dressed stone had been used as packing in some of the postholes. Other features included four pits and a number of smaller postholes either side of the foundations. The date and function of the structure is uncertain.
James S Richardson
324 - 325
Description of a carved panel from Castle of Killochan near Girvan probably dating from 1530-1540. The Montrose panels are a group of eighteen believed to have come from the hall of a hospital founded in 1516.
Arthur J H Edwards
326 - 327
The chain was found by workmen at Traprain Law in East Lothian. A further ten examples are known from Scotland and are mainly concentrated in the south. Where the chains are decorated the symbols can be paralleled with those on sculptured stone monuments which are mainly confined to the east, north of the Forth.
Arthur J H Edwards
327
The objects were discovered in peat moss on Stornoway. The armlets are bent and one of the finger-rings is broken.
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