Howe Mire: excavations across the cropmark complex at Inveresk, Musselburgh, East Lothian

Murray Cook (Author)

A Heald (Contributor)

A Croom (Contributor)

C Wallace (Contributor)


Keyword(s):
Field System, Cropmark, Settlement, Stone
Location(s):
Inveresk; Musselburgh; East Lothian; Scotland; UK; NGR: NT 3540 7165 to NT 3475 7123
Period(s):
Roman, Prehistoric, Late Mesolithic

Abstract


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.

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Published
30-11-2005
How to Cite
Cook, M., Heald, A., Croom, A., & Wallace, C. (2005). Howe Mire: excavations across the cropmark complex at Inveresk, Musselburgh, East Lothian. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 134, 131-160. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9602
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