n.a., (1975). Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 107. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

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J N Graham Ritchie
1 - 60
HY 307125. Report of excavations on the Class I henge together with discussion (by E W Marwick) of the folklore surrounding an outlying standing stone, the Stone of Odin, and a catalogue of important 18th and 19th century illustrations of both sites. Excavation of the henge revealed that a ring of twelve stones was originally planned and that a complex stone and timber setting occupied the centre, grooved ware was found in both the central feature and the ditch terminal. Radiocarbon dates in late 3rd millennium bc suggest that the henge was contemporary with Skara Brae and tombs of Maes Howe type. AR
Lawrence J F Keppie
61 - 80
Records the results of twelve watching briefs and small excavations as pipeline or construction work breached the line of the Wall. Clearance of a 40m length on one site was particularly informative.
David C A Shotter
81 - 91
Examination of the aggregate chronological pattern of coin evidence from fifteen Antonine Wall sites and from 2nd and 3rd century hoards does not unequivocally support occupation of the Antonine Wall into the 180s. Comparison with the coin evidence from Hadrian's Wall confirms the likelihood that AW II lasted from AD 143 to the 160s. Total absence from AW sites of Severan coins must argue against an early 3rd century date for the final abandonment of AW. AR
Nicholas Reed
92 - 102
Caracalla may have campaigned in S Scotland in 207 before the arrival of Severus. The bridge of boats on Caracalla's coins may have been across the Forth at Queensferry and the permanent bridge appearing on Severus' coin over the Tay at Carpow, the two possibly linked by a road through Fife. The 63-acre camps, probably dating to 209 may reflect not a 'round trip' by one force, but division of the army into two. The 165- and 130-acre camps may date to the 210 campaign under Caracalla. Severus is unlikely to have considered occupying the Highlands. DJB
Leslie Alcock
103 - 113
Small scale excavations at this early British stronghold were performed as part of a long term research programme on early historic fortifications in Scotland (here listed). Historical, archaeological and 14C evidence are combined to produce a historical account, identify the fortification implied by Bede in 731, and attribute its destruction to the Vikings Olafr and Ivarr the Boneless in 870. The 14C dates are best read as implying construction after 600, possibly after 650. Au(adp)
James A Graham-Campbell
114 - 135
Handlist and discussion of thirty-one Viking-age hoards containing characteristic Scandinavian type rings, ingots or hack-silver (purely native hoards and hoards of stycas are excluded), deposited during 9th to 12th centuries. Fifteen single finds of gold and silver objects are included. These totals fall well below the equivalent figures for Ireland (107 hoards, over 150 single finds) and emphasis is placed upon the insignificance of overseas trade and the absence of urban growth in Viking-age Scotland. 'Ring-money' appears to be a Norse-Scottish product, but analysis of the weights (see 78/5601) does not yet prove its use as currency. AR
R B Warner
136 - 143
The weights of seventy-two silver arm-rings or 'ring-money' from Scotland and the Isle of Man were analysed, and their weight distribution was tested to discover whether any target values were involved. Results gave a target of 24.0 + 0.8gm, equivalent to the Norwegian øre, but there appears to have been considerable flexibility in the manufacture of individual rings. A R. See 78/5592.
R G Lamb
144 - 154
John Schofield
155 - 241
NT 260735. Remains of houses of 14th to 16th centuries were uncovered, together with walling interpreted as the late 15th century city wall or King's Wall built in response to a royal charter. Considerable documentary evidence in the form of deeds and protocol books exists for the area, but it was of limited archaeological value owing to the difficulty of pinpointing properties on the ground. Finds include coarse pottery, German stonewares, floor tiles, glass, coins, a large group of 17th and 19th century clay tobacco pipes and an important sample of animal bones. A R
George Hay
242 - 260
Through the harshly 'restored' and altered present-day fabric, the form of the fully developed medieval church and its architectural and (where possible) liturgical arrangements can be traced. The earliest evidence is one 12th century cushion cap and a drawing of a destroyed north door of similar date. The start of the full medieval development came in 1387, the church was drastically altered in 1829-33 and to some extent recovered in 1872-83.
Francis C Eeles
Ronald W M Clouston
261 - 274
Survey catalogue of the bells from some fifty locations in the county and spanning the period 1534 to 1963.
Ronald W M Clouston
275 - 278
Angus Graham
279 - 298
J B Stevenson
299 - 301
Gordon S Maxwell
301 - 306
David V Clarke
307 - 309
Joanna Close-Brooks
309 - 310
Joanna Close-Brooks
310 - 313
J Walter Elliot
314 - 316
John M Gilbert
316 - 317
The archer's bow on the Drosten Stone, a 9th century Pictish symbol stone at St Vigeans Angus, is interpreted as a crossbow from the attitude of the hunter and the detail of the bow. Crossbows appear on two other Pictish stones (see also 78/5596). AR
Arthur MacGregor
317 - 321
Antler crossbow nuts from contexts of possible Early Christian and medieval date respectively from Buston Crannog and Urquhart Castle provide rare examples for the history of the crossbow in Britain. A R. See also 78/5590.
David H Caldwell
322 - 323
Ian Stewart
John Di Folco
324 - 329
Helen Bennett
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