The excavation of Bronze Age roundhouses at Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire

Authors: Ross White and Phil Richardson

Contributors: Torben Bjarke Ballin, Mhairi Hastie, Melanie Johnson, Dawn McLaren, Jennifer Thoms, Adam Jackson and Michael Cressey

Summary: Excavations in summer 2005 to the north of Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire (NGR: NJ 806 279), revealed the remains of at least three Bronze Age ring-ditch roundhouses and associated features, together apparently forming elements of an area of open settlement. The excavations were conducted in advance of the construction of a new bypass road around the north of Oldmeldrum, related to new housing development.

Keywords: ring-ditch, roundhouse, settlement

Period: Bronze Age

Location: Aderdeeshire, Scotland, UK

Published: 01-01-2010

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