Issue: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 118

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Title: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 118
Year of Publication: 1988
Volume: 118
Number of Pages: 0
Note: Date Of Issue From: 1988
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Abstract
D B Taylor
1 - 2
David J Breeze
3 - 22
Examines five possible reasons ranging from the character of the Highlands and its people to problems elsewhere in the empire, and concludes that a balance of imperial politics and the local situation explains the failure to conquer Scotland. A R
Juliet Clutton-Brock
Arthur MacGregor
23 - 35
This review of the present evidence concludes that endemic, wild reindeer became extinct in Britain c 8000 years ago. Au
T L Affleck
Kevin J Edwards
Ann Clarke
37 - 59
An inland kame terrace site extends over some 300-400 m2, with features including fire-spots and a pit and yielding more than 4400 finds of flint (90%), pitchstone (9.4%), quartz, agate, and possible mudstone. The environmental data demonstrate the limitations imposed by soil pollen and charcoal studies but suggest possible hunter-gathering and agricultural activities preceding soil deterioration and peat growth. Au(adp AR)
Roger J Mercer
Gordon J Barclay
D Jordan
Christopher J Russell-White
61 - 67
Further excavation and pedological analysis of the gully forming the southern perimeter of the henge suggest that the channel previously interpreted as a natural stream (see 83/10516) is in fact the 'missing' southern segment of henge ditch. Au
John R Sheriff
69 - 70
Alan Small
Margaret F Bruce
Ian A G Shepherd
71 - 77
Cist burial of a six or seven year old, accompanied by a Late Northern/Step 5 beaker; evidence complicated by the presence in the beaker of a fragment of lead glass. A R
Alan Small
77
P J Newell
79 - 93
Reports growing evidence for the enclosure of open moorland in northern and western Scotland in the early 1st millennium bc. Some trace of cereal cultivation nearby. A R
J N Graham Ritchie
Iain Thornber
95 - 98
One of a group of cairns (see 77/4714), this platform cairn yielded a central cist containing flint and quartz artefacts, probably relating to an original BA burial; and the cremated remains of a 20-year-old, sherds and a 14C date relating to an Iron Age reuse of the cist. A R
P R Ritchie
98
John R Sheriff
99 - 110
Undatable hut-circle associated with field-walls; decorated stone, clay loomweight. Earlier occupation layer and post-hole were associated with plain pottery of the late 2nd or early 1st millennium BC. A R
Peter Strong
111 - 129
A co-linear alignment of pits and ditch segments accompanied by a bank is cut by the ramparts of an enclosure annexed to an Iron Age fort. Three consecutive pits may have held posts, whereas the rest had been used for quarrying. They may be the relics of pre-Iron Age earthworks, including a larger system of land divisions. Finds comprise a stone ard and two plain stone balls. Au (adp AR)
John C Mann
131 - 137
Literary, epigraphic, and numismatic sources are analysed to provide a framework by which the archaeological material may be tentatively dated: Antonine l, c 142-c 158; Antonine 2, c 184-c 195. Au (adpAR)
Gordon D Thomas
139 - 176
Antonine 1 structures include timber buildings and a stone furnace, while Antonine 2 saw rebuilding on a much grander scale with massive timber buildings and one stone building, all set on a grid with cobbled roads. Evidence of industrial activity may include production of a type of pottery unique to Inveresk. Other finds consist of iron tools, bronze jewellery, samian pottery and glass, some of unexpectedly high quality. A R
Gordon D Thomas
175
Gordon D Thomas
176
Gordon D Thomas
177 - 179
Elizabeth Fowler
181 - 201
Excavations (1956-7) on a rock outcrop immediately west of Iona Abbey revealed a sub-rectangular building and a later cross-base. The possible identification of the building with one of the cells of St Columba is considered. Au (abr)
Alison M Haggarty
et 4 al
203 - 213
A service trench east of the Abbey confirmed the presence of the plaggen soil encountered previously (a high-quality soil deliberately introduced to the site). Important group of early medieval pottery with stratified contexts and a 14C date. A R (Pottery is discussed in relation to Souterrain ware - Ed)
Alison M Haggarty
213
Perette E Michelli
215 - 218
An unpublished drop and crest in the British Museum may come from a crosier made in Scotland in the second half of the 12th century. Two further lost crosiers are noted. Au (sl abr A R)
Annemarie Gibson
219 - 229
Radiocarbon dating of grain from circular kilns indicates that this type of kiln, traditionally regarded as being 16th to l9th century, was in use at least 500 years earlier. Au (sl abr A R)
George L Good
Christopher J Tabraham
231 - 266
The courtyard attached to the 15th century towerhouse contained a second residential building, interpreted as hall and chamber, and a kitchen block. Discussion includes history and architectural analysis of the tower and field survey of the surrounding land. Wide range of 17th century artefacts (see also 90/728). A R
Christopher J Tabraham
267 - 276
Excavations at Threave and Smailholm argue against the conventional model of the free-standing and self-contained towerhouse by demonstrating the presence alongside of additional residential and service buildings. Analysis of the floor areas of three Douglas towerhouses (Threave, Newark and Hermitage) shows the accommodation within the towerhouse to have been inadequate for the needs of the Douglas family. A R
Christopher J Tabraham
276
Peter Symms
277 - 287
Records kept in the royal burgh of Selkirk concerning the regulation of staple foodstuffs, markets, weights and measures and craft guilds show the importance of co-operation and self-regulation within the trade community. A R
David R M Gaimster
289 - 290
George R Dalgleish
291 - 300
J H Stewart
M B B Stewart
301 - 317
Excavation of the 18th century longhouse produced details of internal structures and a wide range of artefacts. A R
Leslie Alcock
327 - 334
Under the title 'An Heroic Age: war and society in northern Britain, AD 450-850', six lectures were given using documentary and archaeological evidence.
335 - 341
343 - 348