What's cooking? New radiocarbon dates from the earliest phases of the Perth High Street excavations and the question of Perth's early medieval origin
Excavation, Shelly Ware Pottery, Radiocarbon Dates, Settlement
Early Medieval, Medieval
The results of recent Historic Scotland-sponsored radiocarbon dating of residues on Shelly Ware pottery from the earliest phases of the mid-1970s Perth High Street excavations are discussed. The dating suggests settlement activity in the late-tenth to early-eleventh century. The two key strands of the discussion are the exploration of early medieval Perth and its environs and the need to re-evaluate the earliest phasing of the Perth High Street excavation.