A room with a view: excavations at Ravelrig Quarry

Christine Rennie (Author)

Susan Ramsey (Author)

Torben Ballin (Author)


Keyword(s):
Palisaded Homestead, Ditches, Roundhouse, Circular Ringgroove Roundhouse, Circular Structure, Hearth, Palisade, Postholes, Pits
Period(s):
Early Iron Age, Late Bronze Age, Late Neolithic, Bc

Abstract


Excavations at Ravelrig Quarry, City of Edinburgh revealed activity from the Late Neolithic, and late Bronze Age, although the main phase of activity was the construction of a palisaded homestead during the early Iron Age. Inside an oval shaped palisade was a circular ring-groove roundhouse and a possible second circular structure comprising ditches and post-holes. The roundhouse contained a central hearth with associated post-holes, two large pits and features that appear to represent the early formation of a ring-ditch. This phase has been radiocarbon dated to 600-400 cal BC

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Published
30-11-2014
How to Cite
Rennie, C., Ramsey, S., & Ballin, T. (2014). A room with a view: excavations at Ravelrig Quarry. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 143, 137-156. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9797
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