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Peter J Fowler
7 - 16
Review-article on the eight-volume series edited by Anna Ritchie, Exploring Scotland's heritage (1985-7), welcomed as a 'considerable achievement by all those involved'. The series clearly demonstrates the value of the Royal Commission database to a wider public as well as to academic scholarship of Inventory type; indeed both Scottish and English Commissions are responding to a changed political situation, while maintaining the integrity of their central records. The next step should be to create a national network through which bona fide enquirers can gain access to this database. The extent to which 'ESH' increased tourist pressure on sensitive sites will need to be watched.
Ann Hamlin
17 - 22
Review-article on RCAHMS Argyll: an inventory of the monuments, vol 4, Iona (82/8732) and on excavation reports on Iona by R Reece (81/8151) and J W Barber (83/10815). Supports the theory that Irish free-standing crosses were derived from Iona models in late 8th century. A R
John Linge
23 - 32
There is a need to reassess large mounds currently interpreted as mottes in the light of the possibility that they are burial mounds. A R
Ian A G Shepherd
Margaret F Bruce
33 - 40
Two short cists revealed by gravel quarrying each contained an adult male inhumation with skull and other injuries, a late Northern beaker and, in one case, a large flint flake knife. Radiocarhon dates for both skeletons centre on c 1760 bc. A R
Alexandra N Shepherd
J N Graham Ritchie
41 - 45
A clay-luted cist in a natural gravel mound contained at least four inhumations of young adults, possibly buried successively, with a radiocarbon date centred on 1560 bc, together with a Vase Food Vessel, a cord-decorated miniature vessel, and a flint blade. A R
J N Graham Ritchie
Alan M Lane
47 - 66
Rebuttal of the theory that there was an influx of settlers from S England or NW France into the Hebrides in the 1st century BC. Rejected are cultural links shown by glass beads, bronze spiral finger rings, long-handled bone combs, parallelopiped bone dice, triangular crucibles, disc querns, pottery, house design, and double guard cells. Fresh analyses of artefacts and structures are needed to resolve a peculiarly Hebridean archaeological record. A R
Patrick G Topping
67 - 84
A re-examination of the pottery from major sites in the Western Isles, taking into account the problems of calibration of the 14C dates and the dating of the small finds, suggests that typologies based on form and decoration are over-simplistic. (Au)
John C Mann
David J Breeze
85 - 91
Ptolemy's list of places in north Britain, arranged by tribe, may include both native sites and Roman forts. Unallocated fort names may have been added by Ptolemy to the list of what he thought was the appropriate tribe, possibly not always correctly. Separation of the two groups of names allows a re-allocation of territories to be attempted. Au (abr A R)
Geoff B Bailey
David F Devereux
93 - 104
Excavation on the supposed line of the eastern terminus of the Wall at Bridgeness failed to locate any trace and implies a post-Roman context for the Bridgeness distance slab found in 1868. Early records and the presence of a major fort and vicus make Carriden a more likely terminus. A R
Ewan Campbell
105 - 117
The distribution of incised linear crosses with expanded terminals implies a close association with Iona in the late 6th-9th centuries. The upper stone of a rotary quern found at Dunadd in 1904-5 is carved with a similar cross and is used here to strengthen other evidence for contact between Dunadd and Iona. AR
Leslie Alcock
119 - 147
Dunollie is the Dun Ollaigh mentioned in early annals, and small-scale excavations revealed a sequence of structures that correlates well with the historical evidence. Within a radiocarbon date-range of the 7th-10th centuries, a bronze-worker's hearth, with moulds for stick pins, was overlain by a stone-built rampart which subsequently collapsed. A new rampart was superimposed on the old probably in the 13th century. The role of Dunollie in Dal Riata is considered, along with the social status of Argyll duns generally. A R
Leslie Alcock
Richard Welander
Coleen E Batey
Trevor G Cowie
149 - 174
A rich female grave found in 1979 contained two gilt-bronze oval brooches, forty-four glass beads, a bone comb, an iron knife, whetstone, bone needle case and needles, iron sickle, bronze ringed pin, bronze buckle and strap-end, iron rivet and textile fragments. Brooches and pin suggest a late 10th century date. AR
Julie M Bond
John R Hunter
175 - 181
New material from excavations at Pool, Sanday, stimulates an examination of the botany, cultivation, and processing of flax, together with its value in early subsistence economies. Rather than having been introduced in the 18th century, flax cultivation may have taken place from the Norse period to modern times. Au (adp A R)
Alastair M T Maxwell-Irving
183 - 217
A 16th century L-plan towerhouse set within a courtyard. A R
Edward M Furgol
219 - 231
Edward M Furgol
Andrew Somerville
233 - 264
Catalogue and discussion of some 330 free-standing polyhedral sundials of the 17th and 18th centuries. A R
Andrew Somerville
Angus Graham
Joanna Gordon
265 - 352
History and surviving structure of 141 harbours from Inverness round to Inveraray. A R
C H Dalwood
A few flints from a natural mound later adapted for a medieval motte. A R
Caroline R Wickham-Jones
354 - 355
D H Evans
355 - 356
Mary Harman
356 - 358
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