Issue: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 115

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Title: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 115
Year of Publication: 1985
Volume: 115
Number of Pages: 0
Note: Date Of Issue From: 1985
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J I H Keillar
E Rhynas
Ian A G Shepherd
1 - 2
R W Munro
3 - 14
Gives a short history of official guidebooks in Scotland from 1906. From 1982 there has been a fresh approach, new format and layout, and more concern for the visitor, but we still need more of the last of these.
Ian A Kinnes
15 - 57
A survey of strengths and weaknesses stresses the high quality of the evidence and the variability of the attention paid to it. The transition Meso to Neo is like that of the rest of the British Isles, and certainly not derived from Yorks. Causewayed enclosures and field systems are not yet evident. Radiocarbon does not help much as yet. Diversity of mortuary practice is marked: a model for NE Scotland is proposed. In later Neo, power symbols are arriving and power is being centralized. Grooved Ware decoration is an encoding of role and status (nationwide), and tombs are being elaborated. Pottery handlist and discussion.
Michael G Jarrett
59 - 66
A critical review of recent work (especially Breeze 1982) explores the problems of trying to relate equally inadequate historical and archaeological data. The long search for 'Mons Graupius' and the putative camps of Agricola's sixth and seventh campaigns are cited. Glenlochar-Newstead is the northern Roman line from the late 80s, while in early 2nd Stanegate is effectively the frontier. Sense cannot yet be made of Wall periods.
Diana M Reynolds
J N Graham Ritchie
67 - 73
Grant cleared and consolidated the Broch of Midhowe, Rousay and also examined other Orkney monuments; his chief memorial is the sites he conserved for the national interest.
Keith Ray
Andrew T Chamberlain
75 - 87
Variation in peat depth is an important factor affecting the surface visibility of field monuments, and certain types of feature are more subject to masking by peat. On Machrie Moor the conservation strategy was in fact selecting areas of shallow peat rather than those with a high density of cultural features. Whereas surface survey revealed 5 cairns, observation of forestry operations raised this number to 163; and walls were increased from 50 to 222. Clearly a different strategy is required for assessing the archaeological resource in such areas.
Jonathan Wordsworth
89 - 103
Records a microlithic industry of c 5000 bc with 137 retouched and 4700 other fragments, in an occupation level sealed by two marine transgressions and other buildup. Insufficient sites are known for comparability.
Jonathan Wordsworth
103
Peter D Hulme
Jennifer Shirriffs
105 - 113
The core was from a kettle hole 300m from a complex of ring ditches, henge, and barrow; it indicated the arrival of cereal pollen and weeds at c 5600 bp and before the elm decline (one of few such in Britain). The pollen profile covers the ring ditch and henge construction, but not the barrow period.
Diana M Reynolds
115 - 124
Eliza D'Oyley Burroughs recorded this account of the opening of Taversoe Tuick chambered cairn in 1898, with sketch plans.
Margaret E C Stewart
125 - 150
Excavation ahead of motorway construction revealed four phases: a Class I henge with nine pits in a circle, Beaker sherds in ditch, cremation outside entrance; a small cairn with peristalith and monolith ring (virtually destroyed); a ring of eight graded monoliths with recumbent stones around a ?ring cairn and cremations; a workshop for iron and leaded bronze. Pottery and stone finds are catalogued.
Brendan O C O'Connor
Trevor G Cowie
151 - 158
Metal detector users operating responsibly found this hoard of Ewart Park axes, seven in all.
Gordon J Barclay
159 - 198
An area between two souterrains contained several occupation phases separated by hillwash. In early 1st millennium BC ard tillage was followed by a round house and earth bank, more tillage, and the construction and firing of a post-structure. Hill-wash accumulated, and later in the millennium settlement was re-established on the hillwash surface, only to be covered in its turn. Two postmed buildings were also seen. There were quantities of pottery in ten fabrics and three main styles, and carbonized plant materials including cereal; a peat column from 2km away is also reported. Several phases were 14C-dated.
Gordon J Barclay
198
Patrick G Topping
199 - 209
The rediscovery of pottery thought lost from the 1950s excavation allows reassessment of the fort site in its general Hebridean context. Dating still depends on the beads, 100 BC -AD 300.
Patrick G Topping
209
Peter Strong
211 - 221
David J Breeze
223 - 228
Examines Hadrian's and Antonine Walls for what they indicate about expected native threats. In both cases the weight of forces was in relatively unpopulated areas where dissidents and raiders could otherwise have moved too freely.
Malcolm Todd
229 - 232
The hoard is argued to be the product of repeated payments to a barbarian force for keeping the peace north of the Antonine Wall, 160-230.
Robert B K Stevenson
233 - 239
James A Graham-Campbell
241 - 261
The lost hoard of 1840, not fully discussed previously, contained silver vessels and ornaments, amber, and Viking gold. Documentary references are cited.
Philip Philip McAleer
263 - 275
The unusual shallow open space between the (vanished) corner towers compares with several dispersed Continental churches. Early Gothic.
Richard Fawcett
277 - 287
John Di Folco
289 - 295
H Gordon Slade
297 - 356
Dave Pollock
357 - 399
Ground survey and limited excavations of an upland, marginal area. The Chapelton cropmark was confirmed as medieval enclosures with no houses; Red Castle ran from late prehistoric times to 18th century. Fieldwork suggested some of the landscape changes which had taken place between later prehistoric and medieval times.
Nicholas M McQ Holmes
401 - 428
The first archaeological evidence was obtained of medieval Leith, Edinburgh's port. An extensive midden was laid in second half of 15th century to reclaim a tidal zone area of the Firth of Forth . An important hoard of 15th century billon pennies was found and there are structures from late 15th; little imported material.
Nicholas M McQ Holmes
428
Aonghus MacKechnie
429 - 442
443 - 447
449 - 485
487 - 492