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Date 2006

Event ID 550421

Category Recording

Type Excavation


ND 3129 4401 A final short season of excavation took place at the Bronze Age cairn (ND34SW22) to the N of the Battle Moss multiple stone rows (see DES 2003, 94-5; 2005, 90). During the 2005 season, a possible feature was identified in the subsoil once most of the cairn material had been removed. This feature was not excavated in 2005, but was identified provisionally as a pit/scoop associated with the initial phase of activity at the cairn. The objective of the 2006 season was to clarify the nature of this feature. Upon excavation, further Bronze Age sherds were recovered from a layer immediately above the feature, which had produced similar finds in previous seasons. However, the feature itself was unlikely to be man-made, and was more probably an irregular natural hollow, possibly even a tree throw, which was levelled out in the process of cairn construction.

Sponsor: John Robertson Bequest (University of Glasgow).

A Baines and K Brophy 2006

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