Reconnaissance excavations on early historic fortifications and other royal sites in Scotland, 1974-84: 2, Excavations at Dunollie Castle, Oban, Argyll, 1978

Leslie Alcock (Author)

Elizabeth Alcock (Author)


Keyword(s):
Bronzeworkers Hearth
Period(s):
13th Century

Abstract


Dunollie is the Dun Ollaigh mentioned in early annals, and small-scale excavations revealed a sequence of structures that correlates well with the historical evidence. Within a radiocarbon date-range of the 7th-10th centuries, a bronze-worker's hearth, with moulds for stick pins, was overlain by a stone-built rampart which subsequently collapsed. A new rampart was superimposed on the old probably in the 13th century. The role of Dunollie in Dal Riata is considered, along with the social status of Argyll duns generally. A R

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Published
30-11-1988
How to Cite
Alcock, L., & Alcock, E. (1988). Reconnaissance excavations on early historic fortifications and other royal sites in Scotland, 1974-84: 2, Excavations at Dunollie Castle, Oban, Argyll, 1978. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 117, 119-147. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9300
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