Eldbotle; the archaeology and environmental history of a medieval rural settlement in East Lothian

Erlend Hindmarch (Author)

Richard Oram (Author)

George Haggarty (Contributor)

Derek Hall (Contributor)

Jackaline Robertson (Contributor)


Keyword(s):
Settlement, Rural Settlement, Archaeological Record, Enclosures
Period(s):
14th Centuries, 5th Century Ad To The 18th Century, Medieval, 13th

Abstract


Excavations on the Archerfield Estate, East Lothian, have uncovered evidence in the form of buildings and enclosures, for the lost village of Eldbotle, a settlement which was in use from the 5th century AD to the 18th century, but at its peak during the 13th and 14th centuries. Excavated rural settlements of this date are rare in Scotland so this has been used as a rare opportunity to explore the impact of national political and environmental events, and their social and economic repercussions, on the development and evolution of a small agricultural community like Eldbotle. Thus by weaving multiple strands of evidence together, the settlement at Eldbotle has been borught to life, despite the limited nature of the archaeological record.

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Published
30-11-2013
How to Cite
Hindmarch, E., Oram, R., Haggarty, G., Hall, D., & Robertson, J. (2013). Eldbotle; the archaeology and environmental history of a medieval rural settlement in East Lothian. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 142, 245-299. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9790
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