SAIR50 A Rural Medieval Settlement and Early Iron Age Funerary Remains at Hallhill, Dunbar, East Lothian
by Stuart Mitchell and Sue Anderson
with contributions by A Cox, R Ceron-Carrasco, D Hall, A Jackson and C Smith
ISBN 978 1 908332 00 4
Published in October 2011 by The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, in association with The Council for British Archaeology and Historic Scotland, in Adobe Acrobat format. Available free of charge (see Terms & Conditions of Use).
An archaeological excavation at Hallhill, Dunbar, has revealed the remains of a rural medieval settlement. Few such sites have been identified in Scotland. Two irregular structures, an enclosure and other possible structures, as well as numerous pits and several gullies and ditches were identified. Large quantities of medieval pottery were recovered from the fills of many of the features, as well as animal bone, coarse stone and metal artefacts. Further to the north, a sub-square ditched enclosure was also found, although this could not be stratigraphically related to the medieval remains and is undated. Adjacent to it was a pit containing incomplete remains of a human skeleton which have been dated to the Late Bronze Age. The work was sponsored by George Wimpey East Scotland Ltd.
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|iii||Table of Contents|
|v||List of Illustrations|
|vi||List of Tables|
|2.1||Site location, topography and geology|
|3||The square enclosure, possible grave and associated features (Trench 1)|
|3.2||Human skeletal remains by Sue Anderson|
|4||The medieval rural settlement (Trench 2)|
|4.1||'Sunken-floored' structures and associated features|
|4.4||Complex of features to the west of the site|
|5||Artefactual and environmental evidence (Trench 2)|
|5.1||Medieval pottery by Derek Hall|
|5.2||Copper alloy objects by Adrian Cox|
|5.3||Iron objects by Adrian Cox|
|5.4||Glass by Adrian Cox|
|5.5||Coarse stone by Adam Jackson|
|5.6||Animal bone by Catherine Smith|
|5.6.2||Age of animals at death|
|5.6.3||Size and appearance of animals|
|5.7||Marine shell remains by Ruby Ceron-Carrasco|
|5.9||Distribution of finds|
|6||Discussion (Trench 2)|
|6.1||The 'sunken-floored' structures: a possible workshop?|
|6.2||The enclosure F19|
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