Issue: Thainstone Business Park, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

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Abstract Report on the excavation of a roundhouse and related structures dated by 14C to the first-second century AD. Internal details and building repairs allow some assessment of the structure of the building. The site also provides a well-dated context for a Guido class 13 glass bead, a type more common in isolated finds.
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Author Hillary K Murray
Charles J Murray
Editor Debra Barrie
Publisher Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Other Person/Org Torben Bjarke Ballin (Author contributing)
Andrew Heald (Author contributing)
Year of Publication 2006
Volume 21
ISBN 0 903903 90 3
Source DigitalBorn
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Abstract
Fraser Hunter
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Torben Bjarke Ballin
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Andrew Heald
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Report on the excavation of a roundhouse and related structures dated by 14C to the first-second century AD. Internal details and building repairs allow some assessment of the structure of the building. The site also provides a well-dated context for a Guido class 13 glass bead, a type more common in isolated finds.
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This section presents details of site location and the circumstances behind the archaeological work.
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A description of the methodology is followed by an archaeological description of the roundhouse, two hearths or ovens and a four-post structure. Stratigraphic relationships across the site were destroyed by ploughing and drainage systems.
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A discussion of the four radiocarbon dates.
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Specialist reports on flint, a glass bead and a crucible.
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The presence of the bead and the crucible with its implications of bronze working on the site suggest that in the 1st-2nd centuries AD the site was either part of a settlement of some standing, or perhaps related to, or peripheral to a high-status settlement.
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Hillary K Murray
Charles J Murray
Report on the excavation of a roundhouse and related structures dated by 14C to the first-second century AD. Internal details and building repairs allow some assessment of the structure of the building. The site also provides a well-dated context for a Guido class 13 glass bead, a type more common in isolated finds.