Excavation of prehistoric roundhouses and post-medieval kilns at Drumyocher and Hospital Shields, Aberdeenshire

Melanie Johnson (Author)

Sue Anderson (Contributor)

Torben Bjarke Ballin (Contributor)

Mike Cressey (Contributor)

Mhairi Hastie (Contributor)

Adam Jackson (Contributor)

Dawn McLaren (Contributor)

Phil Richardson (Contributor)

roundhouse, souterrain, corn drying kiln, kiln
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
Middle Bronze Age, Iron Age, medieval, late medieval


A programme of archaeological watching brief and excavation was carried out by CFA Archaeology Ltd along the route of the Aberdeen to Lochside Natural Gas Pipeline during its construction in 2004. The remains of four truncated Middle Bronze Age roundhouses, one Iron Age post-built roundhouse with a souterrain entered from the house, and two medieval or post-medieval corn-drying kilns were excavated at Drumyocher Farm, near Arbuthnott, Aberdeenshire (NGR: NO 7831 7679). An assemblage of decorated pottery was recovered, unusually for this period. The remains of three truncated probable ring-ditch roundhouses were excavated to the north-east of Hospital Shields Farm, near St Cyrus, Aberdeenshire (NGR: NO 7215 6740); these features have been radiocarbon dated to the Late Bronze Age.


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Johnson, Melanie, Sue Anderson, Torben Ballin, Mike Cressey, Mhairi Hastie, Adam Jackson, Dawn McLaren, and Phil Richardson. 2017. “Excavation of Prehistoric Roundhouses and Post-Medieval Kilns at Drumyocher and Hospital Shields, Aberdeenshire”. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 70 (January), 1-58. https://doi.org/10.9750/issn.2056-7421.2017.70.1-58.