A double grave site from the late Iron Age has been unearthed in Dunbar, East Lothian. One of the grave sites is thought to be that of a warrior as an iron spearhead, sword and possible pin were also found with the remains. The substantial and well-preserved grave was identified with the remains of two individuals... continues...
THE remains of an Iron Age warrior have been found in Dunbar – only the third grave of its kind in Scotland. Archaeologists were called to the old Empire Cinema site, off the High Street, which is currently being developed into flats... continues...
Edinburgh and East Lothain Archaeology Conference 13th November 2004
From the East Lothain website;
Edinburgh & East Lothian Archaeology Conference
Edinburgh and East Lothian Archaeology Conference Saturday, November 13th 2004 0930-1700 Appleton Tower (Theatre 4), Edinburgh
Come and find out about the excavations on Traprain Law since the fire, prehistoric remains ... continues...
Two sites in the Lothians which were *destroyed relatively recently*;
Muirhouses Standing Stone
Was at NT539787 (Sheet 66)
Described as a massive boulder- 4.5 ft high by a whopping 11'4" in girth. It stood on the summit of a low broad ridge. It was destoyed sometime between 1913 and 1975. It was said to have marked the northern limit of a battle which was fought here in the 9th Century.
Muirhouses South Standing Stone
Was at NT540780 (Sheet 66)
Described as being approx 4.5 ft high by 9' in girth. The stone slanted to the north at an angle of 33 degrees. The base was packed with small boulders. It stood on the crest of a low ridge and was said to have maked the southern limit of the aforementioned battle.
This stone was destroyed in *January 1989*!
These stones stood approx 700 metres from each other and were intervisible.
20/03/2011 - Good parking at east side of bridge over Whiteadder Resr (NT 64576421). We followed track north then east to Gamelshiel Castle. Bit of a pull up from here to get to the cairn on summit of Spartleton Hill. View's changed a bit since Martin's fieldnotes, big wind farm to north now.
20/02/2010 - Big car park at NT 55308427 on the west side of North Berwick Law. Path up the hill is short but steep. Fantastic 360 view, Bass rock etc. Very cold February day when we were there. Well worth a visit.
A cropmark enclosure at Sherriffside, Gifford in East Lothian (NMRS NT56NE43) was first identified in 1981 as a double ditched enclosure representing a ploughed out and flattened hillfort whose ditches survive below the ground and affect the growth of crops.
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