Archaeological excavations at Castle Sween, Knapdale, Argyll & Bute, 1989-90
Ceramics, Charcoal, Kilns, Castle
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).