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Watching Brief

Date 30 August 2011 - 10 October 2011

Event ID 980547

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group on the site of a proposed development at Advocates Close, Edinburgh. This evaluation was situated within the small garden area to the immediate west of the Close (NT 25700 73671). The archaeological evaluation consisted of both hand-dug and machine excavated trenches. Archaeological remains in the form of localised Medieval and Post-Medieval features were encountered. These included a probable 17th Century wall and the remains of a boundary path. Numerous associated small finds were recovered including approximately 60 ceramic sherds, a perforated oyster shell, silver pin and animal bone.

AOC Archaeology 2011 (R. Engl) OASIS ID: aocarcha1-112755

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