Investigating Burnt Mounds in Clydesdale during Motorway Construction

Iain Banks, John A. Atkinson, Camilla Dickson, Jane Downes, Paul Robins, David Sanderson

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Two small burnt mounds were excavated as part of the programme to mitigate the impact of motorway construction in the Crawford area. The excavations followed a research strategy designed to address questions of date and function. This paper surveys the various competing theories about burnt mounds and how the archaeological evidence was evaluated against those theories. Both sites produced radiocarbon dates from the Bronze Age and evidence to suggest that they were cooking places. In addition, a short account is presented of two further burnt mounds discovered during the construction of the motorway in Annandale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-28
Number of pages28
JournalScottish Archaeological Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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