Holden, T and Sheridan, J A (2001) Three cists and a possible Roman road at Barbush quarry, Dunblane. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 131. pp. 87-100. ISSN 0081-1564

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Abstract

Over the past 50 years a number of archaeological discoveries have been made at Barbush Quarry, Dunblane including a coin hoard, Neolithic pottery and several prehistoric funerary features. During the supervised removal of spoil heaps at the quarry a concentration of archaeological features was identified and later excavated. The features included three short cists that were fully excavated. One contained a cannel coal and jet disc-bead necklace and another a poorly-preserved skeleton and a Food Vessel. On the basis of the finds an Early Bronze Age date is likely but a radiocarbon determination on poorly preserved skeletal material has provided an unexpectedly late date of 2845±50 bp. Other features included two substantial, broadly parallel ditches that are associated with an area of packed gravel and cobbles in the northern part of the site. These could potentially represent a degraded section of the Roman road that is known to run close to the site

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Archaeology (to 2011)
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Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2011 14:40
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2014 15:39
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/462

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