Excavtions at Boonies, Westerkirk, and the nature of Romano-British settlement in eastern Dumfriesshire

George Jobey (Author)


Keyword(s):
Settlement, Embanked Enclosures, Stone Enclosures, Timber, Enclosure
Period(s):
Medieval, Late 1st Century Ad

Abstract


NY 304901. Instead of the non-defensive stone enclosures of Tyne-Forth, E Dumfriesshire appears to have had embanked enclosures with interior scooping and timber houses. Their assumed medieval date has been disproved by excavation at Boonies, a 0.07ha settlement with a TPQ of late 1st century AD. Within the enclosure were the ring-trenches of 13 round houses, mostly occupied only one at a time, but in the end five houses co-existed and one had encroached on the bank area.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Published
30-11-1973
How to Cite
Jobey, G. (1973). Excavtions at Boonies, Westerkirk, and the nature of Romano-British settlement in eastern Dumfriesshire. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 105, 119-140. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8875
Section
Articles