Excavation on Arthur’s Seat fort, Edinburgh, 1995

Excavation on Arthur’s Seat fort, Edinburgh, 1995

Alexander, Derek

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.

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