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11 sites
Arthur's Seat
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Blackford Hill fort Hillfort
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Braid Hills (site of) Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
12 posts
Caerketton Hill Cairn(s)
16 posts
The Caiy Stane Standing Stone / Menhir
11 posts
Cammo Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
1 site
The Cat Stane (Edinburgh) Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
The Cat Stane, Inch Standing Stone / Menhir
21 posts
Corstorphine Hill Cup Marked Stone
14 posts
Dunsapie Hillfort
8 posts
Edinburgh Castle Hillfort
11 posts
Galachlaw Cairn Cairn(s)
15 posts
Gogar Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
59 posts
Hully Hill Monument Artificial Mound
5 posts
Kaimes Hill Hillfort
4 posts
Newhouse Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Niddrie Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Parkburn Cist Cemetery Cist
2 posts
Platt Hill Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Ravelrig Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
6 posts
Ravenswood Avenue Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
33 posts
Tormain Hill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
2 posts
Wester Craiglockhart Hill Hillfort
Sites of disputed antiquity:
25 posts
Blackford Hill Carving
10 posts
The Bore Stane Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
The Buck Stane Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Penny Well Sacred Well
6 posts
St. Catherine's Well Sacred Well
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St. Triduana's Wellhouse Sacred Well


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5,000-year-old home of capital's first farmers discovered

THE remains of a hilltop home believed to be about 5,000 years old have been discovered on the outskirts of Edinburgh, The Scotsman can reveal.

The Neolithic roundhouse, found on a site where a quarry is due to be expanded, is one of the oldest prehistoric buildings to be discovered in the capital... continues...
moss Posted by moss
23rd March 2009ce

Rhind Lectures - 27th-29th April (Edinburgh)

Living in an age of stone - Gabriel Cooney
The Rhind Lectures for 2007. National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

27.04.2007 to 29.04... continues...
Posted by TMA Ed
21st March 2007ce
Edited 10th September 2007ce

Bronze age skull from Juniper Green, Edinburgh

Latest RC dating on skull reveals that the man died around 2150 BCE;

FOR more than a century the skull has lain in storage as part of the national museum collection... continues...
Posted by Martin
14th March 2007ce
Edited 10th September 2007ce

Iron Age remains unearthed in Edinburgh

WORKMEN digging up a city street in preparation for a new bus route have uncovered an Iron Age structure.

The remains of the 3000-year-old stone enclosure were discovered in the Broomhouse area... continues...
Posted by BrigantesNation
27th February 2004ce
Edited 10th September 2007ce

Chariot Dated

The 400BC Ferrari

The Iron Age chariot unearthed at an Edinburgh building site has been proved the oldest in Britain.

Radiocarbon tests on the wheels of the chariot have proved it dates back to 400BC - 200 years earlier than the previous oldest British find... continues...
pebblesfromheaven Posted by pebblesfromheaven
11th January 2004ce
Edited 10th September 2007ce

'Ferrari of the Iron Age' found

Chariot proves Iron Age links with Europe
by STEPHEN STEWART, September 25 2003

ARCHAEOLOGISTS studying an ancient chariot burial have found evidence that Iron Age Scots had far closer ties with Europe than previously thought... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
25th September 2003ce
Edited 10th September 2007ce


14th -16th March 2003
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, National Museums of Scotland, and the Neolithic Studies Group
Royal Museum, Edinburgh

Key speaker - Richard Bradley
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
11th October 2002ce
Edited 10th September 2007ce

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Arthur's Seat and Crow Hill fort (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Arthur's Seat and Crow Hill fort</b>Posted by spencer spencer Posted by spencer
2nd January 2024ce

Caerketton Hill (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Direction to Caerketton Hill Cairn: I parked at NT 24954 66968, a car park at the Hillend Ski Centre junction with the A702 on the S edge of Edinburgh. A path leading W starts here, before it turns to the SW. This path leads up to an elevated ridge which commands impressive views of Edinburgh. Caerketton Fort and Cairn are accessed by this moderately steep route. My route can be viewed on Caerketton Hill Cairn. Posted by markj99
26th November 2023ce

Hully Hill Monument (Artificial Mound) — Miscellaneous

I'm glad HornbyPorky's fieldnotes say the graffiti is gone. I thought I'd add this to show the indignities have been going on for a while. I hope when McDonalds crumbles these stones will still be here.

On Saturday, the Greater Edinburgh Club, under the leadership of Mr Sterling Craig, visited "Edinburgh's Stonehenge," a group of four large stones at Lochend, opposite the point where the new Glasgow road branches off the old road to Broxburn. For 4000 years these megaliths have stood like the peak of a submerged mountain rising out of the ocean of prehistoric darkness, but testifying to the existence of a lost continent.

Local tradition says that there was originally an avenue of standing stones, 350 yards long, crossed by a shorter double row of megaliths about 80 yards from its western end. A Bronze Age burial ground, 30 yards in diameter, of much later date, has been erected in the northern part of the crossing. The eastmost megalith is eleven feet high and three to four feet broad, and the others are about six feet in height, standing at the souther, western, and northern extremities of the crossing avenues.

The unity of the monument is now difficult to recognise, because it is broken by a deep railway cutting and a wide road. The terminal megalith (now in a piggery) is obscured from the rest by a large advertisement hoarding, but it undoubtedly belongs to the same period as Stonehenge and was erected by the same fogotten race.
In The Scotsman, 23rd May 1938.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
31st May 2023ce

Caerketton Hill (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Caerketton Hill</b>Posted by markj99<b>Caerketton Hill</b>Posted by markj99<b>Caerketton Hill</b>Posted by markj99<b>Caerketton Hill</b>Posted by markj99<b>Caerketton Hill</b>Posted by markj99 Posted by markj99
25th April 2023ce

Caerketton Hill (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited 21.04.23

There is a stony footprint of a cairn on the summit of Caerketton Hill, c. 0.5 mile SW of Hillend Ski Centre in Midlothian. The round cairn, which measures c. 50 feet in diameter, has been razed to ground level on all but the S Arc. A fence running E-W bisects the S half of the cairn, leaving a perimeter of original cairn stones c. 6 feet wide on the S Arc. A modern cairn, c. 3 feet high, has been constructed in the centre of the cairn. Caerketton Hill Cairn has panoramic views in all directions due to it's elevated location, c. 480m above Sea Level.
Canmore ID 51764 has details of surveys of Caerketton Hill Cairn in 1928 and 1969.
Posted by markj99
25th April 2023ce

Galachlaw Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited 21.04.23

Galachlaw Cairn is a sub-circular mound in woodland on the S edge of a housing estate in Fairmilehead on the S fringe of Edinburgh. The cairn, which measures c. 45 feet in diameter and 5 feet high, has been almost entirely robbed of stone, leaving several putative kerb stones on the S Arc, as noted in Canmore ID 51710. The largest stone measures c. 1.5 x 1 x 0.5 feet. An eroded path crosses the centre of the cairn on an E-W Axis. There is a significant excavated hollow in the N half of the cairn. Galachlaw Cairn would have had a 360° vista previous to afforestation and urban development.

Galachlaw Cairn on Google Maps
Posted by markj99
25th April 2023ce
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