Excavation of Neolithic pits, later prehistoric structures and a Roman temporary camp along the line of A96 Kintore and Blackburn Bypass, Aberdeenshire

Derek Alexander (Author)


Keyword(s):
Pits [Swp], Pottery, Radiocarbon, Temporary Camp, Excavation, Pits, Timber Structure
Period(s):
Uncertain, Prehistoric, Neolithic, Later Prehistoric, Iron Age, Roman

Abstract


Investigation prior to the construction of the bypass revealed features relating to various periods of activity. Pits were identified at several locations containing prehistoric pottery, while the northern and western perimeters of a Roman temporary camp were examined. The foundations of an Iron Age timber structure c. ten metres in diameter were excavated. Extensive excavation around the western entrance of the Roman temporary camp located a concentration of features including a spread of pits containing Neolithic pottery and chipped stone, four later prehistoric structures and Roman/Early Historic field ovens. Twenty-five Neolithic to Early Romano-British radiocarbon dates are reported. Includes separately authored reports on:

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Published
30-11-2001
How to Cite
Alexander, D. (2001). Excavation of Neolithic pits, later prehistoric structures and a Roman temporary camp along the line of A96 Kintore and Blackburn Bypass, Aberdeenshire. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 130, 11-75. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9515
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