Howe Mire: excavations across the cropmark complex at Inveresk, Musselburgh, East Lothian
Field System, Cropmark, Settlement, Stone
Inveresk; Musselburgh; East Lothian; Scotland; UK; NGR: NT 3540 7165 to NT 3475 7123
Roman, Prehistoric, Late Mesolithic
Excavations across the complex of cropmarks at Inveresk, Musselburgh, East Lothian (NGR: NT 3540 7165 to NT 3475 7123), revealed a palimpsest of features ranging in date from the late Mesolithic to the Early Historic period. The bulk of the features uncovered were previously known from cropmark evidence and are connected with either the extensive field system associated with the Antonine Fort at Inveresk or the series of Roman marching camps to the south-west of the field system. The excavation has identified a scattering of prehistoric activity, as well as Roman settlement within the field system, together with dating evidence for one of the marching camps and structures reusing dressed Roman stone.