Old Kinord, Aberdeenshire
survey and excavation at an Iron Age settlement on Deeside
Old Kinord, New Kinord, Souterrain, Roundhouse, Digital photogrammetry, Settlement
Old Kinord, New Kinord, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
The paper reports on research at two well-preserved Iron Age settlement sites in north-east Scotland, occupied between the 2nd century BC and 2nd century AD. At Old Kinord, trenches first excavated in 1903 were reopened, shedding new light on the chronology and structural history of a pair of stone roundhouses and two souterrains. The project extended to new surveys of this site and its neighbour at New Kinord. It investigated the character of the unusually large stone structures found there and the ways in which they were built and used. This report also considers the character of the original excavation, which was conducted by the future Lord Abercromby, a significant figure in the history of Scottish archaeology.