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

Published: 06-07-2021

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