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Excavation of Neolithic enclosures at Cowie Road, Bannockburn, Stirling, 1984-5

  title={Excavation of Neolithic enclosures at Cowie Road, Bannockburn, Stirling, 1984-5},
  author={James Rideout and Ann Clarke and Trevor G. Cowie and Mike Cressey and David Hall and Timothy G. Holden and D. Jordan and James Rideout and P. N. Tavener},
Excavations undertaken in 1984 and 1985 on cropmark sites identified as pit and post alignments revealed a bow-ended pit-defined enclosure dated to late fifth to mid fourth millennium cal BC, a post-defined enclosure dated to the mid fourth to early third millenium cal BC, and possible domestic activity. The pits of the enclosure showed up to three phases of use with deposits containing Carinated Bowl-type pottery in the later phases. Medieval or post-medieval rig and furrow overlay the site… 

Excavation of Neolithic and Bronze Age settlement features at Lamb's Nursery, Dalkeith, Midlothian

Remains of a prehistoric timber roundhouse were identified on a proposed development site in 1992 by Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). In accordance with planning

Neolithic Pits, a Bronze Age Cremation and an Early Iron Age Ring-Ditch at Newton Farm, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire

Fieldwork at Newton Farm, Cambuslang (NGR NS 672 610) was undertaken in advance of housing development in 2005–6. A cluster of six shallow Neolithic pits were excavated, and a collection of 157

Claish, stirling: an early Neolithic structure in its context

The excavation of a long timber-built structure of the early Neolithic near Callander (formerly Perthshire, now Stirling Council area) is described. The remains appear to be those of a structure

Wood and Fire: Scotland’s Timber Cursus Monuments

This paper offers the first comprehensive overview of Scotland’s early Neolithic timber cursus monuments. This small group of sites has, in recent years, been viewed as a significant element of the

Turning in circles : a new assessment of the Neolithic timber circles of Scotland

The large and growing number of timber circles recorded in Scotland as cropmarks on aerial photographs testifies to the important part they must have played in the later Neolithic monumental

Chipped Stone Tool Industries of the Earlier Neolithic in Eastern Scotland

Summary This paper reviews chipped stone tool industries of the Earlier Neolithic in eastern Scotland. Assemblage size, raw materials and primary and secondary technology are discussed and some

The Greater Stonehenge Cursus – the Long View

  • R. Loveday
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society
  • 2012
The WSW–ENE alignment of the Greater Stonehenge Cursus appears to have been prefigured by the line of Mesolithic post-holes found in the Stonehenge car park. If this is not a coincidence, a means of

Time Signatures: The Temporality of Monuments in Early and Middle Neolithic Britain

  • R. Bradley
  • History
    Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society
  • 2020
Analysis of radiocarbon dates has established the chronological contexts of three kinds of Neolithic monument in Britain: long mounds or long cairns, causewayed enclosures, and cursuses. It is more

Contextualising the cropmark record: the timber monuments of the Neolithic of Scotland

Monuments of stone, earth and wood were built for the first time at the beginning of the Neolithic period in Scotland (4000 BC). While archaeological attention and investigation has focused upon



Cam Dubh, Moulin, Perthshire: survey and excavation of an archaeological landscape 1987-90

Survey, excavation and specialist analyses of a hut-circle group containing Dalrulzion-type roundhouses revealed evidence of exploitation of Moulin Moor from the Neolithic to the present day. The

Excavation of pits containing grooved ware at Hillend, Clydesdale district, Strathclyde Region

Limited excavations were carried out in advance of pipeline construction in the area between two adjacent  cropmark enclosures at Hillend, near Roberton, Clydesdale District, Strathclyde Region. The

The Excavation of a Neolithic Settlement on Broome Heath, Ditchingham, Norfolk, England

Summary The excavation of the earthwork and part of the interior of a C-shaped enclosure in south Norfolk produced evidence of a Neolithic occupation from the mid fourth to the late third millennium

The Excavation of a Settlement of the Later Bronze Age and Iron Age at Myrehead, Falkirk District

SUMMARY Myrehead has revealed the eroded remnants of activity from the Beaker period (Period A) onwards, with actual settlement evinced only from about the early first millennium be. The three houses

The Neolithic timber hall at Balbridie, Grampian Region, Scotland: the building, the date, the plant macrofossils

Excavation of a cropmark in northeast Scotland revealed a substantial timber hall of the general form one expects from the early medieval period. Yet it turned out to be Neolithic in date! The

Excavations in the Neolithic and Bronze Age Complex at Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, 1947–1952 and 1981

From 1946 to 1952. excavations were undertaken in advance of destruction by gravel workings of a series of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age monuments at Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon. These included a

New Neolithic Sites in Dorset and Bedfordshire, with a Note on the Distribution of Neolithic Storage-Pits in Britain

This discovery was made as a result of rescue excavation in advance of road improvements by the Dorset County Council in the autumn of 1962. The site (NGR SY/99789918) now lies in the north verge of

Excavations in the ceremonial complex of the fourth to 2nd millennium BC at Balfarg/Balbirnie, Glenrothes, Fife

The portions of the Balfarg/Balbirnie ceremonial complex excavated between 1983 and 1985 are described and related to the portions dug previously: Balbirnie stone circle (76/3594) and Balfarg henge

Sites of the third millennium BC to the first millennium AD at North Mains, Strathallan, Perthshire

Three sites were excavated: a class II henge, a massive round barrow and a pair of ring-ditches. Five periods of activity were noted on the henge site: I - pre henge-bank activity, including one

Excavations in the Prehistoric Ritual Complex near Milfield, Northumberland

  • A. Harding
  • History
    Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society
  • 1981
The complex of sites that forms the subject of this account lies in the extreme north-east corner of England, about 10 km south-east of the river Tweed in the parishes of Kirknewton, Ewart, Akeld and