Bronze Age and Iron Age Archaeology at Thainstone Business Park, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire: An Investigation of Structures and Funerary Practices
Authors: Sue McGalliard and Donald Wilson
Contributors: Laura Bailey, H E M Cool, Gemma Cruickshanks, Fraser Hunter, Colin Wallace and Michael Wallace
Illustrators: Julia Bastek-Michalska, Eleanor Winter and Rafael Maya Torcelly
Summary: Headland Archaeology (UK) Ltd was commissioned by Axiom Project Services to undertake an archaeological excavation in advance of a commercial development at Thainstone Business Park, Aberdeenshire. Excavation identified the remains of a Middle Bronze Age roundhouse and a contemporary urned cremation cemetery. Evidence of Late Bronze Age cremation practices was also identified. A large roundhouse and souterrain dominated the site in the 1st or 2nd century ad. Material culture associated with the Iron Age structures suggested a degree of status to the occupation there.
Location: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
Period(s): Middle Bronze Age, Middle Iron Age
Keywords: Souterrain, Roundhouse, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Cremation, Urn, Settlement, Structure, Cemetery