J. O'Sullivan, ed., (2000). Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 130. Leeds: Maney Publishing.

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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 130
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Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
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130 (1)
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Jerry O'Sullivan
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27 Mar 2003
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Barbara E Crawford
1 - 5
Ian Fisher
7 - 9
Derek Alexander
11 - 75
Investigation prior to the construction of the bypass revealed features relating to various periods of activity. Pits were identified at several locations containing prehistoric pottery, while the northern and western perimeters of a Roman temporary camp were examined. The foundations of an Iron Age timber structure c. ten metres in diameter were excavated. Extensive excavation around the western entrance of the Roman temporary camp located a concentration of features including a spread of pits containing Neolithic pottery and chipped stone, four later prehistoric structures and Roman/Early Historic field ovens. Twenty-five Neolithic to Early Romano-British radiocarbon dates are reported. Includes separately authored reports on:In which studies a course rim sherd and reports that the visible vitreous residue contained high amounts of copper, lead and tin with a trace of nickel, confirming the identification as a crucible fragmentWherein 633 pieces of chipped stone are documented. Suggests a date of production in the Neolithic or possibly Early Bronze Age. Includes a catalogue of significant pieces
Murray Cook
77 - 91
Evaluation of a short cist discovered during construction works revealed five inhumations and a cremation. The burial group consisted of a minimum of five children and an adult with a misshapen skull. Four of the burials have been dated to the Early Bronze Age. The burials were accompanied by a piece of flint debitage and a retouched tool. The cist has been placed in a substantial pit an constructed in such a way that it could be reopened. It is argued that the cist was the focus of complex burial rituals that took place periodically and involved the specific selection of individual for insertion in the cist. Includes separately authored reports on: Lithics, Human bone (which studies the pathology of the remains), Pollen, Routine soil analyses.
Murray Cook
93 - 113
Excavation identified the remains of at least two timber roundhouses, one of which was dated to the mid second millennium BC. The site also contained a Neolithic structure and series of pits, some of which contained fragments of Grooved Ware pottery. Includes separately authored reports on: Charcoal, Pottery (which features a catalogue of recovered sherds), Lithics, Plant remains, Soils.
Fraser Hunter
115 - 182
An Early Bronze Age flat cist cemetery was excavated after it was exposed by reservoir erosion. Nine surviving cists were found, containing a mixture of inhumations and cremations. Grave goods included food vessels and a unique cannel coal and lead necklace. Where skeletal remains survived, most of the deceased were sub-adult or young adults. Evidence of floral tributes was found in three burials. A number of other features, one containing Beaker sherds, may be connected to rituals taking place at the site. In addition a number of less coherent sites were excavated elsewhere around the reservoir. Discussion attempts to place the cemetery within its wider Bronze Age context, considering aspects such as the deliberate infilling of burials and the interpretation of grave goods. Includes separately authored reports on: Bone beads, Pollen analyses of the `floors' and fills of the cists, Pottery, Struck lithic artefacts.
Matt Leivers
Rick Peterson
Julia Roberts
183 - 195
Reports two excavations at a round mound, conducted in 1925 and 1952, which revealed quantities of Early Neolithic artefacts and features. Include two specialist reports on: Worked stone, Human bone.
Jane M Downes
Anna Badcock
197 - 222
Reports an archaeological recording of an area of eroding dunes on the Isle of Boreray, North Uist. Several structures were visible in section including a probable house, two cists and the partial remains of a small corbelled structure or cell. The cists and corbelled structure were fully excavated. One cist was a long cist containing a flexed inhumation, the other was a short cist containing a crouched inhumation. The skeletal remains were very well preserved. Animal bones were found within the corbelled structure, some of them contained in a pit. The remains date to the Middle and Late Iron Age. Includes specialist reports on: Human skeletal remains, Animal bones, The ceramic assemblage.
Iain Banks
223 - 281
Excavations were undertaken at a multi-vallate enclosure in advance of the construction of an extension of the M6 motorway. Geophysical survey and excavation revealed a third bank beyond two upstanding banks. Within the interior, seven separate blocks of superimposed buildings were observed, together with an eighth, single-phase structure interpreted as an animal pen. Artefacts were few, consisting of worked stones and querns, while the radiocarbon dates indicated a Romano-British date for much of the occupation, although the enclosure was built in the pre-Roman Iron Age. Includes separately authored reports on: Palaeobotany, Soil micromorphology, Phosphate analysis, Coarse stone tools (which discusses querns, butchering implements, hammerstones, rubbers, cup-marked stones, anvils, and chisels), Industrial material.
Tim Neighbour
283 - 300
Report a topographical survey and trial excavations that were conducted on a tree-covered ridge near Dornie. A number of artificially enhanced platforms were discovered at different levels on the ridge; these had been created by connecting bedrock outcrops with retaining walls. Walls delimit access to the ridge from the south-east, where there is an isolated platform. A well defined pathway, enhanced in two places by retaining walls, dog-legs up the southern side of the ridge from the edge of Loch Duich. An oval cairn, covering a `grave-shaped' hole, was discovered on one platform. Worked quartz, modern pottery, glass and iron objects were found in the dumped material behind the walls. While radiocarbon dates from two securely sealed deposits are consistent with the interpretation that the site is an Iron Age or Dark Age fortified ridge site, its morphology is slightly different from most well-known examples. Includes separately authored reports on: Chipped stone (which records some ninety-two worked quartz flakes), Carbonized plant macrofossils.
Euan W MacKie
301 - 411
Reports investigations at Dun Ardtreck, a small D-shaped drystone strong-hold surrounded by an outer wall, which is located on the west coast of Skye, on a rock knoll with a sheer cliff. It could be one of a small group of sites with a high broch hollow wall but which were not circular towers. Considers the original height of the now ruined wall. Construction was probably in the first or second centuries BC and was followed by two distinct phases of occupation. In the second phase of occupation a wooden roundhouse with a raised floor may have been located within the higher-walled structure, although direct evidence is lacking. A fierce fire put an end to this occupation and the wall was pulled down. The ruins were re-occupied after a ramp containing Roman material was built against the entrance passage, facilitating easier access. Native pottery and Roman material suggest that occupation did not continue beyond the third or fourth centuries AD, however a sherd of E ware on top of layer implies that it went on at least until AD 500. Includes separately authored appendices on: Appendix 1: catalogue of illustrated finds; Appendix 2: Roman material from Dun Ardtreck, Skye; Appendix 4: mammalian bone from Dun Ardtreck; Appendix 5: chemical analysis of the native glass beads; Appendix 6: metallurgical analysis of ferrous industrial waste; Appendix 7: two fragments of pumice.
Thomas Rees
Fraser Hunter
413 - 440
Michael Erdrich
441 - 456
Simon Clarke
457 - 467
Geoff B Bailey
469 - 489
David J Woolliscroft
491 - 507
Bruce Glendinning
509 - 524
Mark Collard
Fraser Hunter
525 - 535
Alex Hale
537 - 558
Tim Neighbour
559 - 584
Colvin K Greig
585 - 636
Lloyd Laing
637 - 650
John A Atkinson
651 - 676
Adrian Cox
677 - 704
Catherine Smith
705 - 724
James Brown
725 - 742
J Donnelly
743 - 772
David Adams
773 - 793
Vanessa Habib
795 - 807
Martin Henig
809 - 814
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