Issue: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 119

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Title: Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 119
Year of Publication: 1989
Volume: 119
Number of Pages: 0
Note: Date Of Issue From: 1990
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Peter C Woodman
1 - 32
Incorporates overview of definitions and background, typological and chronological problems, and economy. Argues that Scotland should not be viewed as a marginal area but as part of a common north-west European lithic industrial tradition. Gives suggestions for future research. AR/MH
Steven J Mithen
33 - 41
Mesolithic sites were identified by fieldwalking at Machrins and by test excavation at Scalasaig Bay; both have potential in helping to interpret the Oronsay middens. AR
Steven J Mithen
41
Ann Clarke
43 - 54
Fieldwalking over 300 acres yielded more than 2,200 flaked lithics of Mesolithic to Bronze Age date, fragments of cannel and post-medieval pottery. AR
Beverley Ballin-Smith
55 - 58
Excavation during consolidation clarified the sequence of construction of the cairn. AR
Gordon J Barclay
59 - 61
Evidence of narrow ridge cultivation of the early 2nd millennium BC or earlier. AR
Patrick J Ashmore
63 - 71
A short cist contained the remains of two adults, one an inhumation and the other a cremation, together with an all-over-cord beaker, five flint barbed and tanged arrowheads, a stone bracer and a flint strike-a-light. AR
Moira K Greig
Colvin K Greig
Alexandra N Shepherd
Ian A G Shepherd
73 - 81
A short cist contained an adult male inhumation and a Late Northern beaker, and sherds of a second Late Northern beaker lay on the capstone. North-east Scotland and East Yorkshire share a similar tradition of burial orientation. AR
Colvin K Greig
81
Annemarie Gibson
Nicholas Taverner
83 - 89
Identified by aerial survey, a cropmark complex proved to include timber structures, dumb-bell-shaped cooking pits and a possible pit alignment, none datable. AR
Margaret R Ponting
91 - 100
More burial evidence from this extensive late Iron Age complex. AR
Margaret R Ponting
100
Bernard Bell
Camilla A Dickson
101 - 131
The broch well yielded organic remains including human coprolites and animal hairs, as well as animal bones, which provide direct evidence for the human diet. Two finds made in the 19th century are discussed by Sally Foster (127-8) as bronze and gold Hiberno-Saxon mounts. AR
Bernard Bell
131
David J Breeze
133 - 142
A vexillum may have been a normal legionary standard as well as a detachment standard. AR
Lawrence J F Keppie
J J J Walker
143 - 159
New information on the width and alignment of sectors of the Wall, on repairs to the turf rampart and on the Military Way. AR
G W S Barrow
161 - 163
Argues against the idea that by the Roman period the Caledones may have been restricted to the Great Glen and the upper glens of the Grampians. AR
J D Bateson
165 - 188
Roman finds from 1983-7 and medieval finds from 1978-87. AR
Leslie Alcock
Elizabeth A Alcock
Stephen T Driscoll
189 - 226
Historical evidence for a fort at Dundurn in the late 7th century AD is supported by excavation and radiocarbon analysis. Waterlogged deposits preserved environmental evidence and structural timberwork including timber-laced defences and a wattle floor. Finds include E-ware pottery and imported glass, a glass boss, a zoomorphic bronze dangle, a stick-pin mould and a complete leather shoe with stamped decoration. Nuclear forts are discussed as a widespread class of Early Historic stronghold. AR
Leslie Alcock
225
Leslie Alcock
226
Cormac Bourke
Joanna Close-Brooks
227 - 237
Discusses a proto-zoomorphic pin of 1st-2nd century AD date from North Uist and four mounts of 8th or 9th century date from Freswick, St Andrews, Aberdour and Cramond in eastern Scotland. AR
Robert B K Stevenson
239 - 269
Detailed description, including X-ray fluorescence analysis, and discussion of the silver and gold brooch found in a 9th century Norse grave in 1963, now known to have been part of a cemetery. An Irish origin is likely for the brooch-pin, possibly in the second quarter of the 8th century, and comparable hinged-pins are discussed. AR
J G Scott
271 - 278
Courthill has been interpreted both as a Dark Age hall covered by a motte and as a prehistoric structure covered by a barrow; here argued that a timber hall was destroyed and quickly succeeded in the 12th century AD by a motte. AR
Moira K Greig
Colvin K Greig
279 - 296
A possible circular timber building on a stone foundation dated to the late 12th century by coins and other artefacts including a bronze buckle-plate decorated with a dragon. Occupation on the site may have continued into the 14th century. AR
Colvin K Greig
296
H Gordon Slade
George Watson
297 - 325
The church was rebuilt in the early 17th century but incorporates remains of what may have been an early 12th century Bishop's minster. AR
D H Evans
Stewart Thain
327 - 344
Contemporary newspaper accounts can be useful sources of information; ten medieval and six post-medieval hoards are discussed, together with the vessels in which some were buried. AR
Ian A G Shepherd
Alexandra N Shepherd
345 - 351
A circular clay and stone-lined pit contained grain, chiefly carbonized oats, which yielded a radiocarbon date in the 16th century. AR
Alexandra N Shepherd
351
Iain Gordon Brown
Peter G Vasey
353 - 360
Recently identified drawings of this Roman building were once in the collection of the antiquary, Sir John Clerk of Penicuik (1676-1755) and date to c 1700, the earliest extant record. AR
John Lewis
361 - 370
Excavation was concentrated on a pan-house attached to one of nine pans in a famous salt-works. AR
Elizabeth Wright
371 - 376
377 - 387
389 - 396