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Watching Brief

Date 21 June 2012

Event ID 993282

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


NJ 2212 6304 A watching brief was undertaken on 21 June 2012 during the excavation of a trench to house a new information board. The trench was located on the E side of the path running N from the door of the ticket office on an area of made ground. A burial ground flanks both sides of the path. The trench contained made ground and pieces of disarticulated human bone including part of a skull were recovered and subsequently reburied. The results indicate that some recycling of interments and building demolition debris has occurred in this area of the Cathedral grounds.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Historic Scotland

Paul Fox, Kirkdale Archaeology, 2012

(Source: DES)

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