Archaeological excavations at Castle Sween, Knapdale, Argyll & Bute, 1989-90

Gordon Ewart (Author)

Jon Triscott (Author)

N M McQ Holmes (Contributor)

D Caldwell (Contributor)

H Stewart (Contributor)

F McCormick (Contributor)

T Holden (Contributor)

C Mills (Contributor)


Keyword(s):
Ceramics, Charcoal, Kilns, Castle
Period(s):
1650, 1200

Abstract


Excavations have thrown light on the history and use of the castle from its construction, c. 1200, to the present day. A forge and kilns are evidence of industrial activity prior to 1650. Evidence for ranges of buildings within the courtyard amplifies previous descriptions of the castle. There are specialist reports on: `Coins' by Nicholas M McQ Holmes (533--4); `The ceramics' by D Caldwell & H Stewart (546--50); `The botanical remains' by T G Holden (550--2); `Charcoal' by Coralie Mills (552--3); `Faunal remains' by Finbar McCormick (553--5).

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Published
30-11-1997
How to Cite
Ewart, G., Triscott, J., Holmes, N. M. M., Caldwell, D., Stewart, H., McCormick, F., Holden, T., & Mills, C. (1997). Archaeological excavations at Castle Sween, Knapdale, Argyll & Bute, 1989-90. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 126, 517-557. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9944
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Articles