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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 658983

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NG81NW 6 83400 17244.

(NG 83381723) Dun (NR) (In Ruins Supposed Pictish Tower)

OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1902)

Dun Troddan. A Broch excavated up to 1920 by Curle for the Office of Works. Three superimiposed hearths indicated separate occupation periods. The finds (in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland [NMAS] {PSAS 1923}) were few; 7 stone whorls, 2 schist discs, a vitrified bead etc. but no pottery. The lowest hearth (of oblong form) and the vitrified bead compared with material from a 2nd c. RB context at Traprain Law.

A O Curle 1921; A Young 1964; R W Feachem 1963; PSAS 1963.

As described and planned by Curle. Under guardianship.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R L) 4 October 1966.

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