Toolis, R. (2007). Intermittent occupation and forced abandonment: excavation of an Iron Age promotory fort at Carghidown, Dumfries and Galloway.. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 137. Vol 137, pp. 265-318.

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Intermittent occupation and forced abandonment: excavation of an Iron Age promotory fort at Carghidown, Dumfries and Galloway.
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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 137
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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
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137
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265 - 318
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Reports on the contour survey, and partial excavation of an Iron Age promontory fort. This revealed an intermittent succession of roundhouses and an open yard, ultimately enclosed by a rampart and ditch. This rampart appears to have been short'“lived (lasting no more than a year or two), and to have been destroyed in a single event, contemporary with the final occupation of the roundhouse, which also appears to have been abruptly abandoned. It is suggested that this may have been result of a violent attack. It is further suggested that the site, given its lack of natural defensibility and secluded location, may have acted as a refuge, in contrast to more prominent fortified sites in the area.
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Ronan Toolis
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Fraser Hunter (Author contributing)
Alan Duffy (Author contributing)
V Pashley (Author contributing)
Rob P Engl (Author contributing) ORCID icon
Robin Inglis (Author contributing)
Tessa Poller (Author contributing)
Lynne Fouracre (Author contributing)
J Evans (Author contributing)
Matthew S Horstwood (Author contributing)
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2007
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Iron Age (MIDAS)
Roundhouses (Auto Detected Subject))
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Rampart (Auto Detected Subject))
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27 May 2010