Excavation at Kaimes Hill, Ratho 1964-72

Kaimes Hill, City of Edinburgh, has been the focus for both antiquarian and modern archaeological research since at least the mid-19th century and has produced evidence for activity dating from the Mesolithic through to the medieval period. You can view and download the report here.

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The paper assimilates this evidence, provides a complete account of the excavations undertaken over the ramparts, ‘hut circles’, prehistoric ritual and funerary monuments by D D A Simpson between 1964–72, and presents the results obtained from recent artefactual analysis and radiocarbon dating.