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Neolithic and later prehistoric structures, and early medieval metal-working at Blairhall Burn, Amisfield, Dumfriesshire

Neolithic and later prehistoric structures, and early medieval metal-working at Blairhall Burn, Amisfield, Dumfriesshire

Strachan, Richard et. al.

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 128 (1998), 55-94

ABSTRACT

The Centre for Field Archaeology (CFA) was commissioned by Irish Gas to undertake archaeological excavations on a number of previously unknown features identified during topsail removal during the construction of the Southwest Scotland Gas Inter connector Pipeline, approximately 2 km north of the village of Amisfield, near Dumfries. Five separate areas of archaeological interest were identified, consisting of two burnt mounds, two round-houses, part of a ring-groove structure — a possible platform house — and a metal-working area, which together represent a palimpsest of activity dating from the Neolithic to the early medieval period.

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