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Date 1988

Event ID 584663

Category Recording

Type Excavation


Platform 2 was partially excavated. No evidence of charcoal burning was found. Evidence was uncovered that the stone fronted platform had been built as the foundation for a round timber framed structure, 9m in diameter. Post holes of a doorway and of a porch were found, one at the NE, the other at the SW where the floor level of the platform equalled the level of the slight flattening of the hill slope. An internal partition is indicated by 5 post holes approximately 4m from the platform edge. No central post hole was found. A curve of socket holes round the perimeter indicated another partition, of withies and clay. 4 post holes found in the 3m of the stone facing suggest another wall. Rennie 1987. Radiocarbon dates for charcoal from this platform are 904 +/- 100 BP (UB 3037); 1 sigma calibration AD 1020-1240; 2 sigma calibration AD 960-1280.

E B Rennie 1988.

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