2011. 1 Abstract. In: A Later Prehistoric Settlement and Metalworking Site at Seafield West, near Inverness, Highland . 10.5284/1017938.

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A Later Prehistoric Settlement and Metalworking Site at Seafield West, near Inverness, Highland
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Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports
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47
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1017938
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Construction in 1996 at a major retail development site close to Inverness, Highland resulted in the destruction of two known cropmark sites. One set of cropmarks was found to be associated with a Bronze Age log-boat burial site and the results of the ensuing excavation are published elsewhere (Cressey & Sheridan 2003). The excavation of a second area of cropmarks forms the subject of this publication. The archaeological remains consisted of a series of negative features, post-holes and annular ditches which form parts of at least nine separate structures of a later prehistoric unenclosed settlement. A mould fragment indicated Late Bronze Age sword production in the vicinity. A palisaded enclosure produced a copper-alloy brooch that is a rare find for the region. Evidence of copper-alloy objects and metalworking from a smelting hearth and slags show that the occupants were of some status. Some of the structural and artefactual evidence compellingly points to an in situ ironworking workshop. A large cache of smithing charcoal found in association with a smelting hearth was radiocarbon dated to 180BC-AD70 and represents one of the few dated in situ Iron Age ironworking episodes in Scotland.
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2011
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0 903903 52 3
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Subject - Auto Detected Logboat Burial
Subject - Auto Detected Copperalloy Brooch
Subject - Auto Detected Settlement
Subject - Auto Detected Palisaded Enclosure
Bronze Age
Subject - Auto Detected Charcoal
Iron Age
Subject - Auto Detected Sword
Subject - Auto Detected Ironworking
Late Bronze Age
Subject - Auto Detected Postholes
Subject - Auto Detected Ditches
Subject - Auto Detected Hearth
Subject - Auto Detected Metalworking
Subject - Auto Detected Cropmarks
Subject - Auto Detected Cropmark
Subject - Auto Detected Slags
Prehistoric
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02-12-2014