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Artefact Recovery

Date 19 November 1996 - 20 November 1996

Event ID 1012179

Category Recording

Type Artefact Recovery


Kirkdale Archaeology Ltd, under contract with Historic Scotland, were commissioned to retrieve for dating purposes certain pieces of timber uncovered in previous excavations. The wood was to be taken, if possible, from 2 places, the first being a box-like structure or sump lined with planks discovered during the 1959 excavations (pit 3) in the moat at the junction between the S curtain wall and the SE tower. The other timber was to be retrieved from the remnants of a wooden bridge across the outer “dry” moat, excavated in 1966. The work was carried out on the 19th and 20th November 1996 and recorded using photography, notes and a location plan imposed on a copy of the location plan for the previous excavations.

Kirkdale Archaeology Ltd, 1996

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