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Excavation

Event ID 1105036

Category Recording

Type Excavation

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1105036

NO 4906 5243 Located on the western ridge upon which Turin Hill sits, another small enclosure known as ‘Rob’s Reed’(Canmore ID: 33776) is positioned strategically overlooking a broad tract of land to the W and SW. The fort measures approximately 32m in diameter with an internal diameter of 16m.Sample excavation targeted the inner face of this enclosure, in order to obtain radiocarbon samples from occupation surfaces and pre-bank layers to date the enclosure. A portion of a large hearth abutting the wall was identified. The trench was not bottomed in order to preserve the heath in-situ. Samples for dating were retrieved from the hearth and from occupation layers above.

Archive: University of Aberdeen

Funder: Leverhulme Trust

James O’Driscoll and Gordon Noble - University of Aberdeen

(Source: DES Vol 20)

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