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Reconstruction of roundhouse interiorSchematic reconstruction of SW entranceSW entrance under excavation

An Inherited Place

Broxmouth Hillfort and the South-East Scottish Iron Age

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by Ian Armit & Jo McKenzie

The 1970s excavations at Broxmouth represent one of the most comprehensive examinations of any Iron Age hillfort. It was also the place where a whole generation of Scottish archaeologists learned their trade. Like many projects of its time, however, Broxmouth remained unpublished, other than tantalising descriptions contained in various interim reports. This volume sets out the full results of the Broxmouth Project for the first time, tracking the long history of the site from initial settlement in the Early Iron Age to its abandonment during the period of Roman occupation.

Professor Ian Armit is Chair in Archaeology at the University of York.

Dr Jo McKenzie is a research geoarchaeologist at the University of Bradford.

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The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland gratefully acknowledges funding towards the publication of this volume from Historic Scotland.

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Weight 2.35 kg
Dimensions 220 x 290 mm




Number of pages


Publication date

December 2013


Ian Armit; Jo McKenzie


Torben Ballin; Daniel Bashford; M J Baxter; Katharina Becker; Hannah Bosworth; Alan Braby; James Bruhn; Lindsey Büster; Louisa Campbell; H E M Cool;
Trevor Cowie; David Cowley; Pamela Cross; Julia E M Cussans; David Dungworth; Howell G M Edwards; Adrian Evans; Robert Friel; Julia Gerken; Anne-Marie Gibson; Steffan Golby; Derek Hamilton; Carl Heron; Rebecca Hirst; Kim Hosking; Fraser Hunter;
Rachael Kershaw; Susy Kirk; Ann MacSween; Gerry McDonnell; Dawn McLaren; Mhairi Maxwell; Nigel D Melton; Naomi Neale; Sonia O’Connor; Rachael Reader; Paul Renner; Hannah Russ; Lenny Salvagno; Eline Schotsmans; Fiona Shapland; Jeanette Wooding

Subject fields

Iron Age


  1. :

    This publication is a triumph, presenting an extremely competent and high quality archaeological investigation and the authors should be congratulated on this achievement.

  2. :

    The volume concludes with some fascinating interpretations that make the most of the evidence, and all involved – excavators and post-excavation team – can be extremely proud of the result of their efforts. This will be a standard work for generations to come.

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