The Yorkshire Television vitrified wall experiment at East Tullos, City of Aberdeen District

Ian Ralston (Author)


Keyword(s):
Wall, timber-laced wall, vitrified walls, experimental archaeology
Location(s):
East Tullos; City of Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire, Scotland; UK
Period(s):
Late Prehistoric

Abstract


Experimental firing of a full-scale model of a pine-laced wall provoked limited localised vitrification of the hearting. The results may be added to previously garnered evidence to refute the suggestion that vitrification was constructional in intent. The large-scale vitrification of some Scottish sites must have provided a spectacular intimation of destructive power. 

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Published
30-11-1987
How to Cite
Ralston, I. (1987). The Yorkshire Television vitrified wall experiment at East Tullos, City of Aberdeen District. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 116, 17-40. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9255
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