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Excavation

Date 23 April 2016 - 9 May 2016

Event ID 1023850

Category Recording

Type Excavation

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1023850

NT 461 800 (NT48SE 3) An evaluation was carried out, 23 April – 9 May 2016, in the Glebe Field. The excavations targeted geophysical anomalies reported to be two timber buildings of possible Anglo-Saxon date. The work

uncovered structural remains, all were of stone, including cellular buildings and a possible, but still yet undefined, large wall, probably part of a larger structure identified in the earlier geophysical surveys.

The recovered artefacts are indicative of activity from the mid first millennium AD into the post-medieval period. More specifically, bone combs and an Anglo-Saxon coin show activity during the c7–9th centuries, a date supported by a C14 date on material from under one of the stone

features, which returned a date between the 7th and 9th centuries cal AD.

Archive: NRHE (intended)

Funder: Aberlady Conservation and History Society

Ross Murray – AOC Archaeology Group

(Source: DES, Volume 17)

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