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Just published: SAIR 95!

16th July 2021 | Categories: Publications

The Society is pleased to announce the publication of a new Scottish Archaeological Internet Report, available now via the SAIR website.

The most recent paper reports on excavations at Thainstone Business Park in Aberdeenshire. The Society gratefully acknowledges the funding of Axiom Project Services Limited and Thainstone LLP towards the publication of this paper.

To read the abstract and access the paper, please see the details below:

SAIR 95: Bronze Age and Iron Age Archaeology at Thainstone Business Park, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire: An Investigation of Structures and Funerary Practices

by Sue McGalliard and Donald Wilson with contributions from Laura Bailey, H E M Cool, Gemma Cruickshanks, Fraser Hunter, Colin Wallace and Michael Wallace.


Headland Archaeology (UK) Ltd was commissioned by Axiom Project Services to undertake an archaeological excavation in advance of a commercial development at Thainstone Business Park, Aberdeenshire. Excavation identified the remains of a Middle Bronze Age roundhouse and a contemporary urned cremation cemetery. Evidence of Late Bronze Age cremation practices was also identified. A large roundhouse and souterrain dominated the site in the 1st or 2nd century ad. Material culture associated with the Iron Age structures suggested a degree of status to the occupation there.

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