Dunwell, A.,Suddaby, I.,Wild, F C.,Alexander, D.,Ballin, T.,Finlayson, B.,Jackson, A.,Hunter, F.,Anderson, S.,Cressey, M.,Pelling, R.,Hastie, M. 2010. 7 Smeaton Roman temporary camp. In: Excavations on the Route of the Dalkeith Northern Bypass, 1994'“95 and 2006. 10.5284/1017938.

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7 Smeaton Roman temporary camp
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Issue
Article issue
Issue
Excavations on the Route of the Dalkeith Northern Bypass, 1994'“95 and 2006
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Series
Article series
Series
Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports
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Volume
Issue volume and part
Volume
44
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Article DOI
DOI
https://doi.org/10.5284/1017938
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Publication Type
MonographChapter
Abstract
Abstract
Article abstract
Abstract
Prior to investigation the camp had been recorded only as cropmarks on aerial photographs. The road corridor made a substantial transect through the camp available for study. Evidence of prehistoric, Roman, early historic, post-medieval and modern activity was recovered. A discussion of how the camp was interpreted prior to the work and the excavation strategy is followed by archaeological description of the western perimeter camp ditch, the eastern perimeter ditch, 'field ovens', other pits, a linear feature, cultivation furrows and land drains. A sherd of samian is the only artefact of definitive Roman date. There are specialist reports on the samian, prehistoric pottery, lithics, a sculptural fragment, a shale bangle, a decorated cast bronze fragment, wood charcoal and archaeobotanical remains. Six radiocarbon dates were obtained and these are discussed in some detail. The chapter concludes with a discussion of construction methods, date and associations of the Roman camp.
Author
Author
Article author
Author
Andrew J Dunwell
Ian Suddaby
Felicity C Wild
Derek Alexander
Torben Bjarke Ballin
Bill Finlayson
Adam Jackson
Fraser Hunter
Sue Anderson
Michael Cressey
Ruth Pelling
Mhairi Hastie
Year of Publication
Year of Publication
Year of publication
Year of Publication
2010
ISBN
ISBN
ISBN
ISBN
0 903903 55 4
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Locations
Subjects / Periods
Subject - Auto Detected Samian
Subject - Auto Detected Ditch
Subject - Auto Detected Cropmarks
Subject - Auto Detected Camp
Subject - Auto Detected Pits
Subject - Auto Detected Sherd
Subject - Auto Detected Wood Charcoal
Temporal - Auto Detected Roman
Temporal - Auto Detected Prehistoric
Subject - Auto Detected Ditch Field Ovens
Subject - Auto Detected Pottery
20th Century
Prehistoric
Subject - Auto Detected Radiocarbon Dates
Roman
Medieval
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DigitalBorn
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07-01-2015