Account of Excavartions on Traprain Law in the Parish of Prestonkirk, County of Haddington, in 1915. With Description of the Animal Remains
Coins, Pottery, Military Presence, Artefacts
Neolithic, Iron Age, Bronze Age, Roman
The area enclosed within the main line of fortification amounts to about 32 acres and over at least a considerable portion of the hill there were four distinct periods of inhabitation during the Iron Age. It is suggested that the presence of a few Neolithic and Bronze Age artefacts but no pottery precludes occupation in those periods. The earliest Iron Age phase appears to to be the longest period of occupation. Finds include coins and large quantities of Roman pottery although a military presence is considered unlikely as the great majority of other artefacts are native in origin and there is no regular arrangement of buildings.