Excavation of a Neolithic enclosure and an Iron Age settlement at Douglasmuir, Angus

  title={Excavation of a Neolithic enclosure and an Iron Age settlement at Douglasmuir, Angus},
  author={Jillian Kendrick and Gordon J Barclay and Trevor G. Cowie and Alan Saville and Angela Townshend and Alan Braby},
  journal={Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland},
The complete excavation of a post-defined Neolithic enclosure took place in 1979 and 1980 in advance of the construction of a gas compressor station for the British Gas Corporation. The enclosure appeared to have been constructed in two parts. There was little evidence for any associated activity except for a pit in the north half. Three charcoal samples from the post-holes produced radiocarbon dates in the range 3930-3390 cal BC. A small sample of a scatter of pits visible on aerial… 

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