2010. 1 Abstract. In: Excavations on the Route of the Dalkeith Northern Bypass, 1994'“95 and 2006. 10.5284/1017938.

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1 Abstract
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Excavations on the Route of the Dalkeith Northern Bypass, 1994'“95 and 2006
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Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports
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44
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1017938
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An evaluation and subsequent targeted excavations were carried out along the route of the proposed A68 Dalkeith Northern Bypass by the Centre for Field Archaeology (CFA) between September 1994 and March 1995, with additional watching briefs taking place in 1997. The work was commissioned by Historic Scotland on behalf of the Roads Directorate of the Scottish Office Industry Department. The bypass was not constructed at the time, and further pre-construction mitigation work was recommended in 2005, with fieldwork being carried out in 2006-08 by CFA Archaeology Ltd, for Historic Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland. This report describes the results of the evaluations and each excavation individually. The route traverses a narrow strip of the Lothian plain which contained several prehistoric sites (two ring-groove structures, a stone-paved area and two pit alignments), a Roman temporary camp, a post-medieval building, an 18th-century designed landscape, and two industrial sites (a brick and tile works and a coal pit engine house). Several sites also produced ephemeral remains of earlier or later date. Overall, the results indicated a settlement pattern and land use which concentrated on the sands and gravels of the river terraces, with far less settlement on the unforgiving compacted clays which otherwise characterise large parts of the road corridor.
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2010
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0 903903 55 4
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Subject - Auto Detected Pit
Subject - Auto Detected Corridor
Temporal - Auto Detected Roman
Temporal - Auto Detected Prehistoric
Subject - Auto Detected Settlement Pattern
Subject - Auto Detected Coal Pit Engine House
Subject - Auto Detected Brick
Subject - Auto Detected Postmedieval Building
Subject - Auto Detected Tile
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DigitalBorn
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05-01-2015