n.a., (1944). Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 79. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. https://doi.org/10.5284/1000184.

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Thomas M'Laren
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The surviving remains of the Dunbarney Tower are described in detail and a reconstruction is presented. There is no date on the tower, nor on the mansion house, but the doo'cot at the side of the approach to the house bears the date 1697 and the initials J.C. (John Craigie). The masonry of all three buildings is the same in appearance. The windmill is thought to have been built in the second half of the seventeenth century perhaps continuing in use for a hundred years.
W D Simpson
15 - 26
Hatton House is medieval in origin though it continued to be modified until the eighteenth century. An architectural account is presented along with historical references.
Robert Kerr
26 - 80
A catalogue of several hundred tokens is presented. They were used by congregations to provide entrance to communion. In most respects, the communion tokens of the Free Church of Scotland are very similar to those which were in use contemporaneously in the Church of Scotland. The use of lead-tin alloys was almost invariable. Exceptions include brass, aluminium, and very uncommonly wood. They show little variation in shape and the majority are inscribed.
A D Lacaille
81 - 106
More than three thousand pieces have been collected. There is evidence to suggest that some of the flint was imported from Ireland. Tools include flakes, scrapers, burins, microburins, cores, knives and arrowheads. Four of the items are made from Arran pitchstone. The industries have both Mesolithic and Neolithic components.
R U Sayce
106 - 111
A number of hollowed logs from a variety of locations across Britain are described. They include a possible coffin, troughs for storing water and troughs thought to be for cooking.
Thomas Innes
111 - 163
The Baronage is an Order derived partly from the system in which the patriarch held his country "under God", and partly from the later feudal system. The robes and insignia of the Baronage trace back to both these forms of tenure. A history of the feudal system as applied to Scotland is presented in some detail. The development and evolution of the ceremonial attire is described and illustrated.
163 - 166
An address given to mark the opening of the exhibition.
V G Childe
A brief note on the survival of grain impressions on pottery. The only cereal found on well-dated sherds of the Neolithic and Bronze Ages in Scotland was barley, naked or hulled. There are a few occurrences of flax and emmer wheat on Bronze Age pottery. Roman sites have yielded, besides various kinds of wheat and barley, also oats and rye, as well as several weeds.
V G Childe
Alexander Low
168 - 170
A burial was discovered during digging for a drain. There was no cist, although pottery, burnt bone and a flint scraper were recovered. The urn appears to be a hybrid type. The bones have been identified as an adult of uncertain sex.
Ian A Richmond
Angus Graham
A H A Hogg
172 - 173
A fragment of vessel glass from Castle Dykes was found within the enclosure, a short distance north of the north end of the southern of the two surviving sections of the rampart, the central part of which is obliterated. It cannot be closely dated. A small piece of rim of hard grey ware, dating between AD 150 and 250 is of interest as suggesting early occupation of St Abb's Head. no Roman site is recorded in either district, and relics are generally so scarce that it seems more probable that there is some connection in date than that their occurrence on these sites is fortuitous.
Arthur J H Edwards
The ring is made of cast bronze. The hoop is plain and very nearly circular. The bezel is circular and contains a triskele ornament in openwork design. The ring does not fall into line with any known examples, but the fact that the material from which it was\r\nmade is bronze, and the unusual openwork triskele decoration, suggested an early date.
Alexander Low
In digging a ditch on the crest of the ridge at the extremity of which stands\r\nBlackness Castle, two burials came to light. One grave contained cremated remains, the other unburnt bones which appear to have been accompanied by a bowl-shaped Food Vessel. The 'inhumation' is in fact two adult individuals, while the cremated bone comprises parts of an adult and a child.
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