Jones, Elizabeth. 2011. Through the Cowgate. In: Through the Cowgate. 10.5284/1017938.

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Through the Cowgate
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life in 15th-century Edinburgh as revealed by excavations at St Patrick's Church
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Through the Cowgate
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Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports
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42
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Excavations in the grounds of St Patrick's Church, Edinburgh were undertaken in advance of construction on the site. Soil analyses suggested that flash floods had swept through this part of Cowgate up until the early development of the medieval town upslope in the eleventh'“twelfth centuries. This early pattern was followed by the gradual build-up of material washed downslope from the High Street; this contained midden material and dung beetles, illustrating the nearby presence of the town. The site lay outwith the bounds of the burgh until the fourteenth century, when a substantial ditch was cut across the site, believed to be the medieval town boundary. The ditch was backfilled in the fifteenth century. After the ditch was filled in deep midden deposits, characteristic of this area of Edinburgh, built up on the site.
Author
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Elizabeth Jones
Year of Publication
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Year of Publication
2011
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0 903903 57 8
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Subject - Auto Detected Midden
Subject - Auto Detected Flash
Temporal - Auto Detected Fourteenth Century
Medieval
Temporal - Auto Detected Fifteenth Century
Subject - Auto Detected Ditch
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biab_online
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06-06-2011