Sites and Monument Record: Camelon Fire-pits (SMR 136)

Six pits were found containing alternate bands of charcoal and burnt soil (red oxidised sand). They were roughly circular and varied from 1.45m to 1.90m in diameter and 0.25m to 0.66m in depth. A radiocarbon date from the charcoal produced a date of either the first century BC or AD. The excavator thought they were cremation sites, but in view of the layering and the later discoveries of Roman ovens in this area this theory should be discounted.
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1st Century AD
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NS 860 810
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