New light on oblong forts: excavations at Dunnideer, Aberdeenshire
Radiocarbon Dates, keyhole trench, vitrified fort
Dunnideer; Aberdeenshire; Scotland; UK
Bronze Age, Later Neolithic
This paper presents the results of the excavation of a single keyhole trench at the oblong vitrified fort of Dunnideer, Aberdeenshire, along with a brief history of the study of oblong forts and vitrification. The excavation yielded two radiocarbon dates derived from destruction layers, which are discussed along with the results of a limited programme of archaeomagnetic dating at the same location.