Cameron, K.,Mitchell, S.,Johnson, M.,Alexander, D.,Finlayson, B.,McCulloch, R.,Ballin, T.,Anderson, S.,Cressey, M.,Ellis, C.,Dunwell, A. 2010. 4 Castlesteads and Langside pit alignments. In: Excavations on the Route of the Dalkeith Northern Bypass, 1994'“95 and 2006. 10.5284/1017938.

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4 Castlesteads and Langside pit alignments
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Issue
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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Article volume
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44
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.5284/1017938
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MonographChapter
Abstract
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Article abstract
Abstract
The alignment at Castlesteads comprised nine large pits which are technically undated. A nearby cluster of seven pits or postholes produced radiocarbon dates in the Neolithic period. Two isolated pits, a stony spread and rig and furrow were also identified. Prehistoric pottery was recovered from three pits forming the cluster. A single Roman or medieval sherd was redeposited in the upper fill of one of the pits in the alignment. Chipped stone included a microlithic and a flint scraper. The much degraded pollen profile was suggestive of open pasture and an absence of arboreal vegetation. The Langside alignment comprised eight pits and it is suggested that construction began in the early Iron Age. There are specialist reports on lithics, a coarse stone grinder, miscellaneous redeposited finds, charcoal and soil micromorphology. The two sites are compared and the possible purpose of pit alignments is considered.
Author
Author
Article author
Author
Kirsty Cameron
Stuart Mitchell
Melanie Johnson
Derek Alexander
Bill Finlayson
Robert McCulloch
Torben Bjarke Ballin
Sue Anderson
Michael Cressey
Clare Ellis
Andrew J Dunwell
Year of Publication
Year of Publication
Year of publication
Year of Publication
2010
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ISBN
ISBN
ISBN
0 903903 55 4
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Subjects / Periods
Subject - Auto Detected Pits
Subject - Auto Detected Flint Scraper
Temporal - Auto Detected Early Iron Age
Subject - Auto Detected Rig
Subject - Auto Detected Pottery
Temporal - Auto Detected Neolithic
Subject - Auto Detected Furrow
Subject - Auto Detected Microlithic
Subject - Auto Detected Pit
Subject - Auto Detected Pollen
Subject - Auto Detected Postholes
Subject - Auto Detected Radiocarbon Dates
Temporal - Auto Detected Prehistoric
Subject - Auto Detected Sherd
Subject - Auto Detected Charcoal
Medieval
Roman
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DigitalBorn
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05-01-2015