Reconnaissance excavations on Early Historic fortifications and other royal sites in Scotland, 1974-84: 3, Excavations at Dundurn, Strathearn, Perthshire, 1976-77

Leslie Alcock (Author)

Elizabeth Alcock (Author)

Stephen Driscoll (Author)


Keyword(s):
Floor, Eware Pottery, Glass, Zoomorphic Bronze, Defences, Leather Shoe, Fort
Period(s):
Late 7th Century Ad

Abstract


Historical evidence for a fort at Dundurn in the late 7th century AD is supported by excavation and radiocarbon analysis. Waterlogged deposits preserved environmental evidence and structural timberwork including timber-laced defences and a wattle floor. Finds include E-ware pottery and imported glass, a glass boss, a zoomorphic bronze dangle, a stick-pin mould and a complete leather shoe with stamped decoration. Nuclear forts are discussed as a widespread class of Early Historic stronghold. AR

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Published
30-11-1990
How to Cite
Alcock, L., Alcock, E., & Driscoll, S. (1990). Reconnaissance excavations on Early Historic fortifications and other royal sites in Scotland, 1974-84: 3, Excavations at Dundurn, Strathearn, Perthshire, 1976-77. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 119, 189-226. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9361
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