Excavation of a Neolithic long mortuary enclosure within the Roman legionary fortress at Inchtuthil, Perthshire

Gordon Barclay (Author)

Gordon Maxwell (Author)

Coralie Mills (Contributor)


Keyword(s):
Ditch, Artefacts, Rectilinear Ditched Enclosure, Long Mortuary Enclosure, Legionary Axe, Enclosure, Pit, Legionary Fortress, Barrack Blocks
Period(s):
Neolithic, Prehistoric, Roman

Abstract


The eastern half of a rectilinear ditched enclosure was excavated to provide information on its date, structure and function. Two fence-like structures had been erected consecutively along the line of the enclosing ditch; the second fence had been burned in situ. Elements of this fence were dated to the late fourth/early third millennium bc. The eastern end of the enclosure may have been elaborated. No associated artefacts were found. Portions of two Roman barrack blocks were revealed and a legionary axe was recovered from a disturbed pit cut through the eastern end of the prehistoric enclosure.

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Published
30-11-1992
How to Cite
Barclay, G., Maxwell, G., & Mills, C. (1992). Excavation of a Neolithic long mortuary enclosure within the Roman legionary fortress at Inchtuthil, Perthshire. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 121, 27-44. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9398
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