Total excavation of a later prehistoric enclosure at Braehead, Glasgow

Clare Ellis (Author)

Iona Anthony (Contributor)

Ann M Breen (Contributor)

Anne Crone (Contributor)

John Dore (Contributor)

Rob Engl (Contributor)

Fraser Hunter (Contributor)

Dawn McLaren (Contributor)

Ann MacSween (Contributor)

Marco Madella (Contributor)

D Sanderson (Contributor)

Alys Vaughan-Williams (Contributor)


Keyword(s):
Settlement, Cannel Coal, Jewellery, Ditches, Enclosure, Palisade, bracelets
Location(s):
Braehead; Glasgow; Scotland; UK
Period(s):
prehistoric

Abstract


Total excavation revealed a later prehistoric multi-ditched and multi-palisaded enclosure succeeded by unenclosed settlement. Despite the obvious investment of time and labour in the construction of the numerous palisades and three large concentric ditches episodic, seasonal use of the site is strongly indicated. Total artefact retrieval produced a cannel coal assemblage which has thrown light on the manufacture of the cannel coal bracelets so typical of later prehistoric sites in west-central Scotland.

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Published
30-11-2008
How to Cite
Ellis, C., Anthony, I., Breen, A. M., Crone, A., Dore, J., Engl, R., Hunter, F., McLaren, D., MacSween, A., Madella, M., Sanderson, D., & Vaughan-Williams, A. (2008). Total excavation of a later prehistoric enclosure at Braehead, Glasgow. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 137, 179-264. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9700
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