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Musselburgh, Queen Margaret University Campus

Human Remains (Period Unassigned), Rig And Furrow (Medieval)

Site Name Musselburgh, Queen Margaret University Campus

Classification Human Remains (Period Unassigned), Rig And Furrow (Medieval)

Canmore ID 281653

Site Number NT37SW 1170

NGR NT 3301 7143

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Inveresk (East Lothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT37SW 1170 3301 7143

See also NT37SW 1172.

An evaluation was carried out in August and September 2005 ahead of the construction of a new university campus. The area generally has high archaeological potential and human remains were discovered by chance on a spoil heap during

preparatory works in August 2005 (see entry above).

A 5% sample was trenched, equating to 7 105m². Several trenches were targeted on the area where the human remains were found, but no additional burials were uncovered. The bones did not come from a secure context, and probably date to the post-medieval period. The remaining features were post-medieval field drains and extensive areas of rig and furrow, one furrow containing a fragment of pottery dating to the 15th/16th century. No other features of

archaeological significance were discovered.

Archive to be deposited in NMRS.

Sponsor: RELOCATE.

K Dingwall 2005.


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