Account of the Excavations on Traprain Law during the Summer of 1921

James E Cree (Author)

Alexander O Curle (Author)

Walled Town, Stone, Jet Armlets Glass Beads Slingstones Coins Gaming Pieces Clay Moulds, Brooches, Oppidum, Artefacts, Flint, Hearths, Axes Terrets Glass Beads Clay Moulds, Spindle Whorls Pottery Glass
Neolithic, Early Iron Age, 1st Century To The Early 5th Century Ad, Bronze Age, Late Bronze Age


Further excavation recovered evidence of Neolithic and early Bronze Age activity in the form of stone and flint artefacts, followed by late Bronze Age and early Iron Age artefacts including socketed axes, terrets, glass beads, clay moulds and pins. There appears to have been a hiatus until the main occupation which spans the end of the 1st century to the early 5th century AD. Occasional levelling of the ground has led to the mixing of artefacts of different dates. Stone-built structures and hearths were identified. Numerous artefacts are reported on and include spindle whorls, pottery, glass and jet armlets, glass beads, slingstones, coins, gaming pieces, clay moulds and brooches. The site is identified as a walled town or oppidum.


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Cree, J. E., & Curle, A. O. (1922). Account of the Excavations on Traprain Law during the Summer of 1921. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 56, 189–259.

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