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The Early Medieval Origin of Perth, Scotland

  • D W Hall (a1), G T Cook (a2), M A Hall (a3), G K P Muir (a2), D Hamilton (a4) and E M Scott (a5)...

Abstract

The radiocarbon results (and Bayesian modeling) of 15 samples of carbonized food residues removed from the external surface of rim sherds of cooking pots indicate that shellyware pottery first appeared in Perth, Scotland, around cal AD 910–1020 (95% probability) and that it had disappeared by cal AD 1020–1140 (95% probability). Previously, it had been suggested that this pottery could not date to before AD 1150. These data, together with 14C analyses carried out on leather artifacts and a sample of wattle from a ditch lining, also demonstrate that there was occupation in Perth about 100 yr or more prior to the granting of royal burgh status to Perth in the 1120s.

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Corresponding author. Email: g.cook@suerc.gla.ac.uk

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