Excavation on Arthur’s Seat fort, Edinburgh, 1995
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 127 (1997), 595-600
Excavation in advance of construction of a path to the summit investigated part of the defences of the fort on Arthur’s Seat. No artefacts were recovered which would either confirm or refute its interpretation as a Dark Age or Early Historic fort. The remains of a later dyke were built on top of the rampart rubble. This dyke appears to be part of the rectilinear enclosure sited to the south-west of the inner rampart and which contains traces of cultivation. Evidence for recent soil erosion was apparent along the entire length of the proposed stone-pitched path.