Maiden Castle, Insch, Aberdeenshire: choice and architecture in Pictland

Cook, M., Cook, G. , Dunbar, L., Engl, R., Sagrott, S. and Kdolska, H. (2011) Maiden Castle, Insch, Aberdeenshire: choice and architecture in Pictland. Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal, 17, pp. 25-35.

Cook, M., Cook, G. , Dunbar, L., Engl, R., Sagrott, S. and Kdolska, H. (2011) Maiden Castle, Insch, Aberdeenshire: choice and architecture in Pictland. Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal, 17, pp. 25-35.

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Abstract

Keyhole excavation undertaken at Maiden Castle as part of a wider study into Aberdeenshire hillforts, revealed two new Pictish site-types: a small thick walled stone enclosure (c20m internal diameter) and a surrounding double bank and ditch system. Artefact and radiometric dating places the site sequence within the second half of the first millennium AD. In addition, evidence was recovered for non-ferrous metal-working and putative rectilinear buildings. These findings are discussed in terms of the existing picture of Pictish Aberdeenshire.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cook, Professor Gordon
Authors: Cook, M., Cook, G., Dunbar, L., Engl, R., Sagrott, S., and Kdolska, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Journal Name:Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal
ISSN:1360-5550

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