Williamson, Claire (2017) A dark and mysterious place: excavations of an Iron Age settlement at Auchrannie, Brodick. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 39 (1). pp. 1-34. ISSN 1755-2028

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An extension to the accommodation of the Spa Resort at Auchrannie, Brodick, required the excavation of the remaining elements of a roundhouse and souterrain which had been partially excavated prior to the construction of the Spa Resort itself. These follow-up excavations revealed that the retained southern half of the roundhouse had been badly truncated through agricultural land use, while the souterrain passages remained largely intact, revealing evidence for timber- and stone-lined sections, and a group of overlapping pits and shallow passages at one end. While one of the passages appeared to have been infilled during, or not long after, the 2nd century AD, the other was not backfilled until the medieval period, possibly being left open as a void until this time. Other dates also pointed to continued reuse of portions of the site on a much smaller scale throughout later periods.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: With contributions from Gemma Cruickshanks.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iron Age, souterrain, roundhouse, Arran, metalworking
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Scottish History and Archaeology (from 2012)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 10:00
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 16:07
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/1848

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